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Windows 7 RC vs Mac OS X 10.5.7 -Firefox cold start

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The test was done on the same two machines as the boot-up test.  As a matter of fact, this video was shot seconds after the ending of the boot up video.

Friends tell me Firefox was designed for Windows, which is why it’s so much quicker. I honestly like to ignore them, because that shouldn’t be an excuse.  I am really looking forward to the final release of 7 so that I can pin it up against Snow Leopard.

I am going to love Windows 7 on my desktop at home.

Firefox 3.5 cold start:

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Written by Samir Banjanovic

July 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Windows 7 RC vs Mac OS X 10.5.7 -Boot Up

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted a side by side showing of Windows 7 and Mac OS X. I didn’t go to YouTube and pick a random video, because I don’t know how the video was done and the hardware that was used.

As you can see below the specs of the Mac are higher end.  Which again, isn’t ideal, because you’d want  identical hardware to compare different Operating Systems.

MacBook:

Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed:    2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors:    1
Total Number Of Cores:    2
L2 Cache:    3 MB
Memory:    2 GB
Bus Speed:    800 MHz

HP dv2315:

AMD Turion TL-56

Processor Speed:    1.8 GHz
Number Of Processors:    1
Total Number Of Cores:    2
L2 Cache:    1024 KB
Memory:    2 GB
AMD System Bus Speed:   1600 MHz

Boot up video:

October 22nd can’t arrive soon enough.

Written by Samir Banjanovic

July 7, 2009 at 12:02 am