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    Phoronix: A Big Operating System Benchmark Comparison

    Next month at Phoronix we intend to conduct a large benchmarking comparison of a few different operating systems. Right now we are looking at Ubuntu, Mac OS X (we will be waiting for 10.6 "Snow Leopard"), NetBSD, PC-BSD, OpenSolaris, and FreeBSD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzQ1Nw

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    You're gonna run ALL of the tests or just part?

    Even with part of the tests this seems to me like a gigant undertaking. Good luck, you're going to need it

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
      You're gonna run ALL of the tests or just part?

      Even with part of the tests this seems to me like a gigant undertaking. Good luck, you're going to need it
      ALL tests that are compatible with a majority of the OSes being tested.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Sigh, still no Plan 9.....

        Actually one thing I would kind of like to see is the wine benchmarks ran with the Linux Unified Kernel and see if there is any performance difference using it instead of wine.
        Last edited by deanjo; 08-14-2009, 05:24 PM.

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        • #5
          - Solaris 10

          Sure it is "old" at this point, but it's commercially supported. The latest spin supports ZFS installs.

          It would also be interesting to compare to OpenSolaris.

          - RHEL, SLES

          Again, interesting to compare "supported" to "latest"

          Hopefully run RHEL on "supported" hardware? Supposedly their kernels are only patched for hardware on their supported list.

          If you pull this off with interesting results I will subscribe for sure.

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          • #6
            Debian testing

            I'd like to see Debian Testing included in the comparison

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            • #7
              Arch Linux.
              (I appreciated your recent benchmarks)

              Ideally you'd benchmark once Ubuntu 9.10 comes out too, as 9.04 is pretty old hat now

              I wanna see

              OS X 10.6
              Ubuntu 9.10
              Arch (updated)
              Debian Testing (updated)
              OpenSolaris

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              • #8
                Please don't use the shitty intel graphics which would skew results in favour of OS X again.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
                  Arch Linux.
                  (I appreciated your recent benchmarks)

                  Ideally you'd benchmark once Ubuntu 9.10 comes out too, as 9.04 is pretty old hat now

                  I wanna see

                  OS X 10.6
                  Ubuntu 9.10
                  Arch (updated)
                  Debian Testing (updated)
                  OpenSolaris
                  Well if we are going to add more linux distro's then we might as well put in the current Milestone release of openSUSE 11.2, Fedora, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Sabayon, and Slackware. Of course we need all these done in 32-bit and 64-bit as well.

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                  • #10
                    I know this is a crazy lot to ask, but could you do the latest two versions of both OS X and Ubuntu? (10.5, 10.6; 9.04, 9.10)

                    Startup times would also be good to know.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by poofyyoda View Post
                      Please don't use the shitty intel graphics which would skew results in favour of OS X again.
                      Are you donating a Mac Pro or iMac or new Mac Mini to Michael?

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                      • #12
                        I would love it see how alternatives to alternative OS stand. Haiku and Aros come in my mind right now. ReactOS wold be cool too, but phoronix test suite can't run on it (nor on Aros, but i can ask anyway)

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                        • #13
                          "Don't use that IGP that everyone and their mom owns, 'cause OS X is better with them!!" FAIL. Guess what else? I'm betting the test machine will have an X3100 Intel gpu. As it should. We're looking for some degree of real world performance, right? Sure, Apple will win, big surprise there. --but I'm willing to bet 9.10 will have caught up with them a lot. --and maybe 10.04 will bring us up to speed? This is to be an objective test. Your comment seeks to skew this objectivity.

                          And really. Intel drivers are the only ones that are actual Free code. Who fricking cares what ATi and nVidia do with their Linux and Mac drivers? That isn't us. That isn't code that our community came up with. ..(but OS X would win there too.)

                          Regardless, OS X doesn't have (affordable) hardware support worth a darn, so in the end, Ubuntu wins however these benchmarks come out. Just give it to us straight.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
                            Hopefully run RHEL on "supported" hardware? Supposedly their kernels are only patched for hardware on their supported list.
                            Just guessing but I'd assume it goes the other way around as in only hardware patched well enough to work well gets on supported list. ^^ Your way of putting it sounds a tad conspirational.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by poofyyoda View Post
                              Please don't use the shitty intel graphics which would skew results in favour of OS X again.
                              thats a good Point!

                              use an AMD VGA cart or nvidia but please not intel!

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