Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 10:51 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu With the release of Ubuntu 8.10 only a few days away, Phoronix decided to take a look at the performance figures over the past releases - from Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 8.10. Phoronix used its own extensive test suite on fresh installations, with the same parameters, on the identical hardware. The results are rather surprising. Update: I've added some more information about this, gathered from the Ubuntu mailing list. You can find it in the 'read more'.
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RE: Unfair review
by segedunum on Tue 28th Oct 2008 12:39 UTC in reply to "Unfair review"
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While many of the graphical regressions could be attributed to ATI driver changes (they should have used the shipped drivers for all releases if they don't need that driver), I don't see what invalidates some of the other benchmarks such as Lame encoding and compilation. Many people even confirm those observations in the thread.

As for not blaming this on Ubuntu or other distributors, why on Earth don't they have their own regression tests to help them? That's their job, not that of individual projects. After all, they're the ones packaging the whole, they only have six months between releases and fixes for LTS will not be backported.

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