I know that MySQL is tested more on Linux (Oracle has it's own linux distribution and you canot have LAMP wit MySQL (meaning MySQL has always focused more on Linux)
My intuition says that MySQL has a better performance on Linux than on any other OS (including FreeBSD based MacOS). But I don't have facts to back it up.
Can you point me to any references which can help me determine whether moving MySQL from MacOS to Linux would give a performance boost= What has been your own experience?
I guess the only other way is to measure difference KPIs on both Linux and MacOS and then try to compare them. But I am trying to put more justifications for purchase of Linux ready hardware and cannot compare the two at the moment.