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[2]: Anti-fanboy
by cyclops on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Anti-fanboy"
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I know the reasoning behind the choice. It was clearly a hard choice. I think the pro's for including it outweigh the cons, others think differently and they could be right.

I have 3 working on machine, and it was fairly trivial...but its not yet for those people who want to try a new OS. Ibex in so many ways is wonderful.

I suspect I'm more disappointed than damning over this. Its been such a good release. Wireless is just a one area that is spectacular. I hoped so much for a perfect release this time. X was not as singing and dancing as it should have been. Mono is on 1.9.1 not 2.0. I know my Intel driver is sat at 2.1.0, and its because the the Intel drivers have not stabilized yet.

I know I have to wait the matter of weeks for these to be corrected, but read my posts I was busting for this release to be a shining example of Linux+X+Gnome+stuff and it hits in some of the spots, but falls short in others, but Ubuntu only gets *one* launch. I suspect those Distributions that are prepared to wait a few weeks will reap the rewards.

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