Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:03 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Benchmarks "We have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu and started a performance comparison of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, but how does the performance of the upcoming Feisty Fawn release compare to that of Fedora 7? In this article we have enclosed benchmarks from Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, Fedora 7 Test 2, and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 5. In gaming and desktop benchmarks, which of these Linux distributions is faster?"
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Wrong benchmarks
by Luis on Wed 7th Mar 2007 18:40 UTC
Luis
Member since:
2006-04-28

I can't see the point in these benchmarks and the previous ones comparing Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu vs. Xubuntu. The things they're benchmarking are mostly kernel and drivers related, and all the systems compared have those things in common.

They should compare time to boot, time to load each desktop, memory used on a default install, time to open applications,...

What they do would be interesting if they were comparing Linux vs. Solaris vs. *BSD, but Linux vs. Linux is a dumb comparison.

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RE: Wrong benchmarks
by r3m0t on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:56 in reply to "Wrong benchmarks"
r3m0t Member since:
2005-07-25

But the distros do patch the kernel, and compile with different options. They also run background programs like yum-updatesd.

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RE[2]: Wrong benchmarks
by superstoned on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:59 in reply to "RE: Wrong benchmarks"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Indeed, these benchmarks at least where a bit more usefull compared to the earlier ones which really where stupid... If they continue to improve, their second next benchmarks might even be very interesting...

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RE: Wrong benchmarks
by re_re on Thu 8th Mar 2007 09:48 in reply to "Wrong benchmarks"
re_re Member since:
2005-07-06

>They should compare time to boot, time to load each desktop, memory used on a default install, time to open applications,...<

for me personally i couldn't care less about most of that. I almost never reboot my computers and when i do i really don't care about the boot time..... if it takes 2 minutes....... so what.... it's not like i have to reboot every time i install something like you have to do in windows so often.

and ...... well....... the memory........... linux uses all your memory all the time.............. what does your memory do if you aren't using it?

i am a hell of a lot more concerned with with how fast an app r uns after the system has booted then i am with boot time. I would rather have a slow boot time and a secure fast user environment myself.

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