In article <bearclaw-EC8D03.07232624062003corp.supernews.com>,
Hardly. This is a test that the Mac would be guaranteed to lose. Even> In article <slrnbfgm6f.dlh.loutechhouse.brown.edu>,
> Dragonmaster Lou <louSPAM.ME.AND.DIE.techhouse.org> wrote:
>>> > In article <240620031100332503%pkill_check_the_newsgroup.com >, Pique
> > wrote:> >> > > Any idea why apple used Linux for the Dell machine v the G5?
> > > [url]http://www.veritest.com/clients/reports/apple/apple_performance.pdf[/url]
> > > If it makes it slower won't the windows people cry foul?
> > Well, Linux tends to run faster on the same hardware than Windows for
> > one thing.
> > The other reason that I suspect is that SPEC is very heavily unix-based.
> > I'm not even sure if the SPEC benchmarks have even been ported to
> > Windows. By testing on Linux, it makes it easier to get the benchmarks
> > up and running.
> Would a better speed test (for comparison to windoze machines) be to run
> one of the Mac Windows emulation programs on the new processor and see
> how it stacks up against a fast wintel machine?
if the G5 is twice the performance of the fastest PC (as indicated by
the application benchmarks), emulation would cost so much more.
Besides, if all that matters is the performance of Windows software, a
Mac wouldn't be in the running.
Hank Shiffman [url]http://www.disordered.org[/url]
Have Opinion, Will Travel [email]hankdisordered.org[/email]
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