Does the OS affect the performance of a computer?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Blackberryroid, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Blackberryroid
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    Can the developers of an OS make the OS perform faster? Or is the speed of the computer always dependent on the hardware?
     
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    Yes, obviously they can.
     
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    The OS kernel enables certain hardware features and the power management kernel extensions have a huge influence on the performance of a Mac.
     

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