MacBook OS X vs. Windows Performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by w00t951, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I have a MacBook Pro (see signature below) that has both Windows 7 x64 and OS X Lion 10.7.3. IE9 loads websites so quickly, and seems to beat Safari by at least 1.5X. I just clean installed OS X, and the only stuff on there is Apple software. I remember the days when OS X browsing was faster than that on Windows... Where have those days gone?
     
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    I've isolated the problem to Javascript. When disabled, Safari easily beats IE9. I blame Apple for forcing Safari to use an Apple-proprietary version of Java.
     
  5. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    I don't even use Safari, Chrome is my go-to on Macs.
     
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    How's the trackpad scrolling compare to Safari? That's my main problem with Chrome, along with horrible interlacing while scrolling.
     
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    Fine to me
     
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    Jesus Christ this browser is laggy. Posted from Google Chrome.
     
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    Are you being serious? :confused:
     
  10. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Uhhh I use Chrome for personal and business, and even right now have two browsers open with about 15 tabs open total. No lag here, no idea what your talking about it being laggy, and I'm streaming a webinar right now.
     
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    You do realize that Java and Javascript are 2 different things, right?
     
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    Um, no it isn't. It's your imagination.

    Either that or your trollin
     
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    Your posts make no sense, even on this forum and others poll's show Chrome being the go-to browser on Mac's. Why would all these people use a laggy browser :rolleyes: . Nevermind that almost every test shows Chrome to be the fastest and smoothest and stable.
     
  15. bill-p macrumors 65832

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    When I read IE9 loading websites faster than Safari, I think something is definitely wrong... by a long mile.

    That aside, Windows actually has worse battery life than OSX on any given MacBook Pro. Not sure how you are coping with that.
     
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    Anecdotal evidence aside, sites like www.tomshardware.com do full testing of all the browsers on a regular basis.

    So let's take an objective look at the truth

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/macbook-air-chrome-16-firefox-9-benchmark,3108.html

    Using IE9 on my Mas computer in bootcamp is ok, but not great. However, using it on my client-supplied Vaio laptop with 4 GB of RAM and Sandy Bridge dual core i5 is just painful. It could be due to all of the enterprise crud installed on it, but I see the "Not responding" more often than one should. In fact, I don't think I've ever managed to just close it without it going to not responding and then Windows offering to find a solution after I've terminated it. I am not sure why this happens, but I don't care either since I only have to use it for one or two IE only work related things.
     
  17. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    It depends what you're doing for battery life. I find it equal on both OS on my MBP.
     
  18. bill-p macrumors 65832

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    I browse the web, run Adobe Creative Suite, and AutoCAD on both.

    Additionally, on the Mac side, I also run XCode and Flash Builder (for my job) more often. So that said, my MBP is bombarded with Flash contents and OpenGL ES debug apps almost hourly on the Mac side.

    Just with that, battery life under Mac OSX has always been consistently 5 - 7 hours for my MBP, but I struggle to even get 4 hours of usable browsing time under Windows 7 in Bootcamp.

    If it wasn't for the fact that AutoCAD under Mac still has a number of undesirable bugs, I would stick with OSX most of the time now.
     

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