> > > [I added AOS3.9 numbers to macsonly.com's chart below]
> > > "www.macsonly.com looks at XP vs. Mac OS X by comparing
> > > startup, shutdown, file-opening, application loading and
> > > document scrolling performance of a 533 MHz G4 dual-processor
> > > PowerMac with 512MB of RAM and a US$399 Celeron-based PC, with
> > > a mere 128MB of memory. XP smoked Mac OS X in almost every
> > > category."
> > > Time in seconds for MacOSX WindowsXP AOS3.9
> > > Startup, power on to login 102 41 12
> > > +6 (to MacOS)
> > > Startup, login to desktop 19 6 0
> > > login to desktop w/Classic 62 - -
> > > Launch Internet Explorer 10 3 0.3 (IB2)
> > > 3 (Mac IE)
> > > Scroll Macs Only! 2 3 ?
> > > Scroll VPC 4 Manual PDF 50 33 *
> > > Shutdown 36 19 0
> > > *Commercial, though Amiga APDF-PPC should be much faster.
> > > MacOSX running on 2 x G4-533MHz w/512MB
> > > WinXP running on Cel 633MHz w/128MB
> > > AOS3.9 running on 060/66MHz w/10MB
> > I should point out that OSX is being continually optimised and tweaked, OSX
> > 10.2 "Jaguar" is supposedly a good 35% faster than 10.1.5 before you take into
> > account that they've shuffled the window compositing into the opengl subsystem
> > (which is both faster than having the cpu do it, and also frees up the cpu
> > from doing it)
> It should further be noted that the www.macsonly.com test was not done
> with 10.1.5. It was done with 10.0.x (I forget which one exactly, but I
> researched this back when Steve posted these numbers the first time).
> There is already a big difference just between 10.0 and 10.1.
scroll test than the above, scoring 87 seconds. It was a
somewhat faster booter at a pathetic 72 secs. Keep in mind, a
stock A500 finishes booting to a WB desktop from the stock OS3.1
floppy in 37 secs.
You've gotta use a fast Macintosh someday. Here, let me show you oneQuote:> As an example, I have here a dual 500 MHz G4 with 512MB of RAM running
> 10.1.5. Power on to desktop takes 80 seconds, 22 seconds faster than it
> took 10.0.x just to get to the login screen, and a full 41 seconds
> faster to the desktop.
> BTW, classic Steve material: the "+6 (to MacOS)" figure. Not unless
> it's a seriously old version of MacOS; it couldn't boot anywhere near
> that fast unless you go WAAAY back to System 6. MAYBE early versions of
for the first time...