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Debian: kFreeBSD 9.0 Kernel Competing Against Linux 3.2

Michael Larabel

Published on 5 March 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 5 of 5 - 24 Comments

For the OpenMP-based Fortran-written NAS Parallel Benchmarks from NASA, Debian GNU/Linux tended to be significantly faster than Debian GNU/KFreeBSD.

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD had a slight edge for VP8 video encoding, but Debian GNU/Linux had a striking lead for x264 video encoding.

While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is quite an interesting Debian port, at this time with the FreeBSD 9.0 kernel it generally was slower than Debian GNU/Linux with its current Linux 3.2 kernel. However, for many of the tests the results were close with the similar user-space.

Now if only Debian GNU/Hurd was as compelling...

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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