Yesterday we published Mac OS X 10.6.2 vs. Ubuntu 10.04
benchmarks. Overall, both the latest Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux operating
systems were competitive with one another, but there were a few strong
points to each OS. As luck would have it, Apple finally introduced the
Mac OS X 10.6.3 update that brought a variety of maintenance updates to
Snow Leopard. There were a few rumored performance-related changes as
well as addressing "compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications"
that was supposed to mean graphics driver updates, so we decided to run
our automated tests atop Mac OS X 10.6.3 to look for any differences.