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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Important metrics for me
by John Nilsson on Wed 7th Mar 2007 19:28 UTC
John Nilsson
Member since:
2005-07-06

Benchmarking for me should focus on
Time to fire up a browser window (epihpany)
Time to fire up a text editor (gedit sucks in this arena, lefpad isn't to shabby though)
Time to fire up a media player or document viewer
"Feel" (small things lika latency between mouse click, visual feedback and actual effect feedback)

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RE: Important metrics for me
by Kwitschibo on Wed 7th Mar 2007 19:37 in reply to "Important metrics for me"
Kwitschibo Member since:
2006-01-17

Browser open on click, gedit, a great editor, open on click, evince open on click and rhythembox need one second. OOo Writer or Calc also open on click.

compress, encod etc. are betetr benchmarks.

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RE[2]: Important metrics for me
by miscz on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:46 in reply to "RE: Important metrics for me"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

Here, on Athlon 3500+ with 1GB of ram, it's way longer to open Firefox or Gedit. Subjective feel of speed is more based on responsiveness, I don't really care if encoding an album will take 10 or 12 minutes because I'm going to switch to another task anyway.

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RE: Important metrics for me
by Ford Prefect on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:47 in reply to "Important metrics for me"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

My applications typically run for months (using software suspend). Why should I care about the startup time?

I wonder how many years it will take until the majority of users is freed from starting up their working environment again and again and again...

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

yeah, many windows users aren't really used to multi-tasking, as it doesn't work very well under windows. I experience that every day at work, having freezes and crashes - other ppl don't. They tell me 'you want too much too fast'. Well, if I want to search through several pdf's, I'm used to opening them at the same time - preferably in tabs in konqueror (select 10 files, richtmouseclick -> open in tab). Don't even think about it in windows.

And if it wasn't for the performance issues, the window management sucks as well. If you have a word file open (working on it, you know...) and are looking for another - you open an explorer window with some files. Open the first word doc. No, not the right one. close. What do I have on top? The first word window, instead of the explorer window which was supposed to be there! WTF???

And what about shortcuts? Often, alt-tab doesn't work - I can't get out of a word window to the next window. Why? Aaaah - a floating toolbar!!! Brings me right back to the window I was working on! WTF?!?!?

Sorry, but until Microsoft gets the basics working, I can't comfortably work in it, so I prefer to work at home - in a decent Desktop Environment (and no - in this regard, even though I prefer KDE - Gnome kicks windows ass as well - anytime...)

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