No fanatical rantings here about 400MHz G4s running rings around 2.2GHz P4s.
OS X still, apparently, has some inefficiencies in the code. I'll tell ya, Linux is very fast. Why is that Unix so much faster than what Apple's using? My B&W 350MHz G3 runs OS X, but noticeably more slowly than OS 9. OS 9 feels looser than an oily bar of soap now in comparison.
I believe the other thing the benchmarks revealed was that Moto's compilers were lacking as well. So it's not just the OS.
Not a lot of comments THIS time, because lots of comments have already been made several other times this thread started. Thus the reason for mrtrumbe's expression of dismay. Look back at my previous post for one of the earlier threads. This has been talked to death on this and other boards.
The reason I said, "Not again!" is that this very issue (and this very article) have appeared on these very forums before. I personally have commented extensively on what I think about TheRegister's comments.
Basically, their comments on OS X are laughable simply because OS X's slowness is completely unrelated to the benchmarks. Also, there is some merit in saying floating point (double precision mind you) operations are not as fast as they should be on the G4. However their fp tests in general are biased for reasons including, but not limited to, their lack of utilization of the Altivec unit.