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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No Surprise
by dusanyu on Tue 28th Oct 2008 15:45 UTC
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Ubuntu as a distro. tends to concentrate on Joe End Luser like all platforms with this focus they slow down over time as the result of adding all the bells, whistles and gongs that end lusers love (graphical this and that daemons to make network configuration fool proof.) the problem is adding all these features not only slow down the system it also makes the system more fragile.

Proves the saying.
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.

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RE: No Surprise
by collinm on Tue 28th Oct 2008 16:05 in reply to "No Surprise "
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mandriva, suse... is "joe sixpack" oriented... and are faster

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RE[2]: No Surprise
by _txf_ on Tue 28th Oct 2008 16:15 in reply to "RE: No Surprise "
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How do you know this?

Not to be confrontational, but I would at least expect numbers. Personally I have not been able to "feel" a difference in speed between the various distros.

I'm curious to know whether the tests that they're going to do on fedora will be any different.

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