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+ - Mac OS X 10.6 Speed Impresses Linux Users->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: The editor at the Linux-focused Phoronix decided to provide many Mac OS X 10.6 benchmarks today that looked at all different aspects of the operating system from synthetic memory tests to ray-tracing performance and gaming on two different Macs. He spotted a few serious performance regressions but found many incredible jumps in performance... Upwards of 50% in some circumstances. Michael Larabel concludes, "We are not Mac junkies at Phoronix. Ummm, hell, we are just performance-enthused Linux fanatics with a love for benchmarking. However, the fact of the matter is, if you are a Mac OS X user and are at all concerned about the performance of your system — whether that means being a benchmarking junkie like us or just looking to squeeze the most potential out of your system whether it be for audio encoding, ray-tracing, image editing, or other computational tasks — Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" is a must buy."
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Comment: Jambi (Qt for Java) discontinued (Score 4, Informative) 62

by Maxwell42 (#27052453) Attached to: QT 4.5 Released, Plus New IDE and Analysis Tool

And for those like me who were quite excited with the new licensing and wanted to use it with java... Don't think of it...

Qt Jambi - a port of Qt to the Java programming language - has been discontinued in order to focus resources on the Qt cross platform application and UI framework. Qt Jambi will be maintained for one year after the March 2009 release of Qt Jambi 4.5.0_01, and will be made available upon release under the LGPL license

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