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Re: Linux vs Mac OS 10.3(Panther)

And i'm wondering about the
performance on linux.

I like Mac OS X, but hands down Linux is blazingly faster.

Linux has breathed new life into my 1996 Power Mac 8500. It has a 350 Mhz PowerLogix G4 CPU upgrade card, but even with that Mac OS X (installed via XPostFacto) is so slow as to be unusable. There's certainly no possibility of using it for development.

I also have a 700 Mhz iBook, and I would say that the feel of Linux on my 350 Mhz 8500, which has only a 50 MHz memory bus, is that my Linux mac feels faster and more responsive.

My understanding is that Mac OS X works pretty well when used for purely Unix applications, for example running servers like Apache, but when you do anything with the GUI, it runs very slow compared to Linux.

Michael D. Crawford
GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting

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