After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:
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> | Linux is found to be much faster than Apple's OS X for statistical
> | computing. Indeed, in one benchmark, Linux is more than twice as fast.
> | The results on this page were conducted on a MacBookpro with a 2.16Ghz
> | Intel Core Duo chip and 2GB of RAM.
> It gets worse for Apple. Read on.
"Because I support my statistical software on various platforms, I
have to think about the idiosyncrasies of various operating systems
and chips. In order to save time repeating the same information to
many people, I have decided to post it on the web. The short answer:
use Linux if you want performance and stability. If you want to use
Mac OS X or Windows XP, go ahead. All of these operating systems are
now above the line (not long ago the operating systems out of Redmond
and Cupertino were a joke)."
Microsoft has the PC world by the short hairs. For now.