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A Five-Way Linux Distribution Comparison In 2010

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  • #31
    it seems archlinux is the distro of choice for angry kids.

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    • #32
      Arch, an ancient African word meaning i'm up my own arse.

      Anyway humor aside there is a clear way to fix this Michael. If i was you i would invite one Gentoo pro, an Arch pro, an Ubuntu pro etc to set up a system of yours via ssh tunnel, let them configure it and then let them duke it out in the benchmarks.

      Linux Olympics.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Cape View Post
        Unfortunately you are not specifying what hardware/drivers you are using for arch, so i'm assuming you are using Radeon Drivers (blob) as in the others benchmarks.
        Miss this paragraph at the start?

        Our test system was a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook with an Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz dual-core) CPU, 1GB of system memory, an 80GB Hitachi HTS541080G9SA00 SATA HDD, and ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 graphics. Below are some of the key software components for the different distributions that were tested in this article.
        This display driver version is listed in the OS summaries right under it. Such as:

        openSUSE 11.3 RC1:
        OS: SUSE LINUX 11.3, Kernel: 2.6.34-9-default (i686), Desktop: KDE 4.4.3, Display Server: X.Org Server 1.8.0, Display Driver: radeon 6.13.0, OpenGL: 1.5 Mesa 7.8.1, Compiler: GCC 4.5, File-System: ext4

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        • #34
          Originally posted by xir_ View Post
          Arch, an ancient African word meaning i'm up my own arse.

          Anyway humor aside there is a clear way to fix this Michael. If i was you i would invite one Gentoo pro, an Arch pro, an Ubuntu pro etc to set up a system of yours via ssh tunnel, let them configure it and then let them duke it out in the benchmarks.

          Linux Olympics.
          Sure, who does the blood doping tests?

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          • #35
            The Linux distros are having a five way...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              Sure, who does the blood doping tests?

              debian .

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              • #37
                Originally posted by xir_ View Post
                debian .
                Debian? They are as corrupt as the Russian figure skating judges.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  Debian? They are as corrupt as the Russian figure skating judges.
                  Someone watches figure skating?!?

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    Debian? They are as corrupt as the Russian figure skating judges.
                    but boring as hell.

                    Well my other suggestion was going to be stallman, but i thought better of it.

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                    • #40
                      So because the author of this article couldn't setup the arch system properly arch is bad and slow? How awesome. It's this kind of crap that makes me sigh at phoronix all too frequently these days.

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                      • #41
                        There's a lot more to distros than just their raw performance. I really wish Phoronix would stick to benchmarking individual components (kernels, video drivers, etc) than distros. Or stick with distro vs. windows if you really have to roll huge own-back-patting benchmarks every once in a while.

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                        • #42
                          Thank you Micheal, and of course, please ignore the usual Arch fanboi rantings. They are a lost lot. You can see them aggressively peddling Arch to anyone with issues on Ubuntu. Their favorite line, try Arch.....its the universal panacea for all your ills just like Mac boys do. Condescending superiority complex which is just annoying. When they are challenged, they would then extol the virtues of its speed over Ubuntu and how less bloated it is. Well proof is in the benchmarks, no ifs and or buts and Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE have proven it conclusively.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by HoboJ View Post
                            So because the author of this article couldn't setup the arch system properly arch is bad and slow? How awesome. It's this kind of crap that makes me sigh at phoronix all too frequently these days.
                            Then you don't have to be here.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by monraaf View Post


                              Ouch!


                              Now that was truly surprising wasn't it but of course, as they say, it wasn't optimized install, it never ever will be.

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                              • #45
                                What would be clever, instead of only publishing raw results, would be to understand why there are so much difference between PCLinuxOS and Arch and the other distributions. All of them are Linux. So is it caused by a bad configuration ? Is it caused by a kernel patch (the scheduler ?) Is it caused by some daemon running in the background ?

                                This would be a lot more interesting. Because what happen on Arch could also happen on Suse or Fedora.

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