I didn’t say security wise neither boot-time wise… I said OpenGL wise…
Long story short, they ran tests using OpenArena, Urban Terror, Nexuiz, Warsaw and X-Plane with resolutions that starts from 800×600 to 1920×1080.
The machines were used are two Mac Mini’s; one with INTEL VGA card and another with nVIDIA VGA card. Yes, can be old, but they should be good.
Windows 7 is victorious in all cases.
Windows 7 ran on Mac Mini and it perform better than OSX on Mac (And in some cases, Ubuntu did the same).
In some cases, OSX sometimes starts with low fps in lower resolution and starts building up with higher one. Me and GH0S1_R33P0R was like WTF?!
You can all moan and say “Hardware manufacturers optimizes their hardware and drivers for Windows” and “The Mac Mini used is old”…
Well, guess what would happen if we used top-of-the-line machines for each system? The results would even gap more 😛
Still, these results are really early since Steam is going out for Mac OSX and hopefully (I really hope) for Linux… We can check things by then.
Then again, these are only OpenGL tests… Lets not forget that most (if not all) VGA cards are optimized for DirectX not OpenGL 😛