__/ [ GreyCloud ] on Wednesday 22 February 2006 05:07 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> (probably no surpirse here)
>> Linux versus Mac OS X and G5 versus Opteron Benchmarks
> What are you trying to do? Make me sick?? :-(
> I was wondering why IBM and Apple had to get together to make a custom
> processor for Apple. To slow it down.
> It seems industry is getting quite dishonest.
I never had any doubt in my mind. Macs are slow. They are built for de-
signers; they are built for 'showtime'. I would never want to run an ex-
periment on a candy Apple. Then again, it's an inevitable tradeoff. This
amateur benchmark that was conducted does not do a like-with-like compar-
sion. Even a like-with-like benchmark suffers from subjectivity, as in all
benchmark that choose conditions that support the hypothesis (or the
source of funding).