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]: Unfair review
by huwnet on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Unfair review"
huwnet
Member since:
2006-11-12

Well there is also the fact that they only tested ubuntu. Users who don't know better will blame Ubuntu when the fault could lie with GCC, or the kernel itself.

Phoronix says they will be testing other distros, but really they should've done this before publishing the article.

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RE[3]: Unfair review
by cyclops on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Unfair review"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

To be fair on the benchmarks I would be more interested in how the 64bit version would compare.

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RE[3]: Unfair review
by segedunum on Wed 29th Oct 2008 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Unfair review"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Th fault is still with Ubuntu, and I don't think you got that. They package the whole.

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