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Default Speed/Performance of OSX versus Ubuntu - 02-26-2009, 09:22 PM

I have a mini 9 with only a 4gb ssd... is it a good idea to install OSX? I'm wondering if it will perform slower than the default ubuntu install. Also I went and got a 32gb ssd module but when I tried to install it, it was too long! Are there any modules bigger than 4gb that I can get that will work on the mini 9?

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Default Re: Speed/Performance of OSX versus Ubuntu - 02-26-2009, 09:28 PM

Not too sure about speed of OS X versus Ubuntu... I'm sure someone on here can help out though...

Mine won't be here until Saturday...

Here are the proper hard drives for the Mini 9.

Mini 9 - Onyx Black - 2GB RAM - 16GB Runcore - 16GB SDHC - Windows 7 - 7100
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Default Re: Speed/Performance of OSX versus Ubuntu - 02-26-2009, 09:30 PM

I don't think anyone has attempted an OS X install on a 4GB drive. 8GB minimum.

As for SSDs, the Dell SSDs are shorter than others on the market for Eee, HP, etc. Right now there are only four sources: Dell, Runcore, Crucial, and Buffalo.

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Default Re: Speed/Performance of OSX versus Ubuntu - 02-27-2009, 02:14 AM

I would say the speed is comparable but without having to minis to run its hard to say. I could throw my ssd with ubuntu and actually check. I know some things are faster in OS X it forever for ubuntu to connect to my wireless network once booted where as OS X is instant even when waking form sleep. If speed is your biggest issue get a faster processor I choose an OS for what I am using it for. Hey ubuntu is compact though because you won't install OS X onto a 4 gig drive.
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