__/ [ Jim Richardson ] on Wednesday 17 May 2006 23:52 \__
> On Wed, 17 May 2006 21:31:44 GMT,
> Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> A week or two ago, a couple people here posted links to some benchmarks
>> using R that purported to show that Linux was faster than Windows, and way
>> faster than OS X, on the same hardware.
>> Here's what was *really* going on:
> So OSX is slow by default in the benchmarks used, but a given app can be
> tweaked to be almost as fast as Linux, but no worse than XP?
> Got it, Linux still edges out XP and OSX even with the recompile of R.
> anything else?
As it later turns out, Tim calls this benchmark "worthless" -- the same
benchmark he point out for vanity purposes. Weak effort if you ask me...
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