> On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 06:05:14PM -0500, Scott wrote:
>> > ..on Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 05:27:36PM -0500, Scott wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Actually the Intel version are faster IF your application is not
>> running
>> >> in emulation mode. That being said, there are not a lot of
>> applications
>> >> that are nativly supporting the Intel chip. Which is the primary
>> reason
>> >> I
>> >> want to compile GIMP.
>> >>
>> >> I will say this IMac is faster then my P4 3ghz Suse Linux box at work
>> >> when
>> >> I am using applications that are native.
>> >>
>> >> 4x faster is unrealistic, I would say maybe 1.5 - 2x's faster then
>> the
>> >> G5.
>> >>
>> >
>> > i guess i'm getting off topic here, but out of interest which
>> > (native) applications do you have on both SuSE and the IntelMac to
>> compare
>> > their respective performance? very few of us have played with the
>> IntelMac
>> > so
>> > i'm sure there'd be a few interested to know which applications are
>> > faster on which platform.
>> >
>> At present GIMP 2.3.5, as anything newer will not compile due to rpath.
>> OpenOffice, Firefox, and Thunderbird. Sadly the GIMP 2.2.10 package,
>> which
>> I think is PPC (gimp.org) performs better then my GIMP on my Suse box.
>> And
>> that is using Rosetta, or whatever the hell they call it.
>> There are various other small OSS installed, but mostly in support of
>> the
>> above applications. On most things my compile times are shorter, however
>> on the Mac I do make -j3 and my Linux box a -j2.
> Considering that you're not comparing it on the same hardware, this
> isn't at all valid.
> Linux is quite a bit faster given the same hardware than OS X. That's
> the original point: if you're running OS X, you're not really caring
> about raw speed.

Well, I am sure this is more of a religious argument then anything else.
Perhaps one day, if I am bored, I will dual boot this Mac with some form
of Linux and do some bench marks.

Until then, it is not worth discussing any further as I am sure the Mac
people would tend to argue. Like I said it is about the GUI for me, as the
Linux GUI is far from the sophistication and supportabilty then OS X.

I do like Linux, and use it daily.. But, I am not sure I can agree that OS
X is as slow as the Linux fans would believe it to be...


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