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]: features since ubuntu7.04
by cyclops on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:32 UTC in reply to "RE: features since ubuntu7.04"
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Everyone knows there are new features. The point is still that Ubuntu is still slower.

People are tying their best to figure out ways around the fact that new versions of Ubuntu are slower just like new Windows versions. Vista gets burnt at the stake and Ubuntu gets unlimited excuses. Biased people!

Its nice to finally meet a Vista user that admits Vista has a performance problem, admitting it is the first step ;)

the harsh reality is I have Ubuntu on a machine that has no hope at all of running Vista, and runs XP quite comfortably.

the other reality is one is most probably caused by a well known regression in GCC or possibly the scheduler rather than an artificial problem created to protect "premium content".

Its likely that this will be resolved esp if it is the likely candidates, as work in ongoing in this very area, and that its likely to be fixed in the 2 revisions before Vista2

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