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In the road to the release of Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" later this month will be a number of articles benchmarking this major Linux distribution update against its friends and competitors. To complement the Ubuntu 13.04 benchmarks already delivered, including Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 benchmarks, here are tests of Apple's OS X 10.8.3 operating system on a MacBook Pro compared to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10, and the latest Ubuntu 13.04 (post Beta 2) state. Ubuntu 13.04 is generally competitive with OS X 10.8 and in some new areas is now beating out Apple's operating system on their own hardware.

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No it can't. It can't run any major software that a mac user may want to use. (Adobe, FCP, etc)


Sure with article but what good is it outperforming if you can't do half the things you can do on pc/mac?
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No it can't. It can't run any major software that a mac user may want to use. (Adobe, FCP, etc)


Sure with article but what good is it outperforming if you can't do half the things you can do on pc/mac?
WINE.
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WINE.

Wine for 2
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Not true of all Mac users though, I know a few people who bought a Mac because "they're cool" and "more reliable than a PC". These people barely do anything other than web browse and sync their iPod (admittedly, Linux struggles with this one, but that's down to Apple and their crappy closed-source firmware)
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Oh yay another apple bash thread. sleepysmileyanim.gif

(For the record, I hate apple too. k).

Again, wonderful to see ubuntu/linux evolving. thumb.gif
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Not true of all Mac users though, I know a few people who bought a Mac because "they're cool" and "more reliable than a PC". These people barely do anything other than web browse and sync their iPod (admittedly, Linux struggles with this one, but that's down to Apple and their crappy closed-source firmware)

Actually a lot of people use their Macs to make home movies and the like.
    
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Waits for the typical windows trolls too who love to bash Linux
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Actually a lot of people use their Macs to make home movies and the like.

True, I bet a lot of people use their Windows PCs for the same thing wink.gif

And there aren't a lot of Linux users, so....
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