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Benchmarks Of Debian Etch, Lenny & Squeeze

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 November 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Gcrypt results were a mixed bag along with GnuPG.

With the NAS Parallel benchmarks and the UA.A test, among others, there was a nice speed-up under the 64-bit Debian testing but no major change between Lenny and Squeeze with the 32-bit machine.

These test results from Debian Etch/Lenny/Squeeze are not too surprising considering our past benchmarks looking at the Ubuntu performance, our five years of Linux kernel benchmarks, and our GCC benchmarks. For the most part, they are what we expected, but if you were hoping for Squeeze to be much faster, you will just have to hope Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" will be better. With Debian 6.0 there is also Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, which makes the Squeeze release more interesting along with the other features provided by the updated packages over the course of the past two years.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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