This blog has been chugging along at around 300 visitors per day for the past few months (it was much better back before Twitter nearly keeled my urge to blog at all). But the recent Drupal or Django article went a little viral, and things have been nutty over the past 48 hours:
WP-SuperCache has held up admirably, scarcely a performance blip felt on the Birdhouse VPS.
PC World tests Windows laptops for raw speed, and gives the nod to … Apple’s MacBook Pro.
The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year is a Mac. Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year–or for that matter, ever–is a Mac. Not a Dell, not a Toshiba, not even an Alienware. The $2419 (plus the price of a copy of Windows Vista, of course) MacBook Pro’s PC WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 88 beats Gateway’s E-265M by a single point, but the MacBook’s score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn’t care less whether you run Windows.
From the minute I first set up Windows under Parallels, I swore it was the fastest Windows I’d ever used — including boot time — so I’m not shocked by PC World’s finding. But it is just a wee bit ironic.