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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I think the main thing is...
by suryad on Tue 28th Oct 2008 13:47 UTC
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that the developers are being proactive and are taking a look at this so called performance slowdown seriously. I think thats pretty cool. And considering how difficult it is to benchmark open source software like that with so many libraries and dependencies etc etc, I think the Phoronix test guys and their test suite does a pretty darn good job considering the test suite exercises so many things.

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