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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Comment by daedalus8
by daedalus8 on Tue 28th Oct 2008 15:27 UTC
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well however they were configured... the tests show some big differences. I think that this is normal as hardware gets faster software can take advantage of that and add more features. I don't think this should be a huge deal, although since devs are saying it could be an issue I guess we'll be seeing more performance work done (hopefully).

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