Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 28th Sep 2009 18:21 UTC, submitted by Michael
Benchmarks Phoronix was kind enough to add a deliciously lengthy nine-page compare and contrast between FreeBSD 8 and Ubuntu 9.10 to their arsenal of articles. "Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu 9.10 at the end of next month while the final release of FreeBSD 8.0 is also expected within the next few weeks. With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some early benchmarking as we see how the FreeBSD 8.0 and Ubuntu 9.10 performance compares. For looking more at the FreeBSD performance we also have included test results from FreeBSD 7.2, the current stable release. In this article are mostly the server and workstation oriented benchmarks with the testing being carried out on a dual AMD Opteron quad-core workstation."
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A more interesting comparison
by fridder on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:32 UTC
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Indeed these tests are a bit, well, pointless however the so called "big operating system comparison" could yield some fascinating results. One thing that would be very interesting, that I doubt Phoronix will test, is a performance comparison between FreeBSD's ZFS and Opensolaris's ZFS. Can't wait till 8.0-RELEASE to test that myself.

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