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Excellent investigation.

I have the first M1 MBP pro 13” and have done a lot of data stuff on it. My experience was also that python flew - cpython on the M1 being almost as fast as pypy on my 2019 i7 laptop - and java compilation was much faster too. The CPU is fast and the memory is really fast.

The performance pain points though was anything involving containers, random 10-30 sec stalls in boot and app startup (I think it’s corporate firewall stuff) and a general preference I have for Linux desktop over OSX (yeah I’m a programmer).

Delay in app start-up might be also related into binary signature checking on the cloud. (Built-in anti-virus…)

Would tasks get faster if the internet was turned off?

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