1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Debian: Squeeze vs. Wheezy On Linux And kFreeBSD

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 July 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 6 - 5 Comments

With Debian Wheezy now frozen for its release sometime next year, here are some early benchmarks comparing the performance of Debian 6.0.5 "Squeeze" to the latest packages for the Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release. For this Squeeze vs. Wheezy comparison, both Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD were benchmarked from an Intel 64-bit system.

The stock Debian 6.0.5 packages for Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD were compared to the latest test packages for what is making up Wheezy. Debian GNU/Linux on Squeeze had the Linux 2.6.32 kernel with GNOME 2.30.2 desktop and GCC 4.4.5 with a default EXT3 file-system. With Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy, it is now the Linux 3.2 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.4.1, GCC 4.7, and an EXT4 file-system. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD meanwhile went from shipping the FreeBSD 8.1 kernel to now FreeBSD 9.0 while using a matching compiler to what is found in Debian GNU/Linux (going from GCC 4.4.5 to 4.7). [For those unfamiliar with the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port, see the many Phoronix articles on the less-known operating system.]

A Lenovo ThinkPad W510 was used for this test system with an Intel Core i7 720QM CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an Intel 160GB SSD.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board
  2. The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked
  3. 18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite
  4. Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features
  5. OpenGL Threaded Optimizations Responsible For NVIDIA's Faster Performance?
  6. Big Graphics Card Comparison Of Metro Redux Games On Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. Git 2.4.0-rc0 Does A Ton Of Polishing
  2. The Most Common, Annoying Issue When Benchmarking Ubuntu On Many Systems
  3. Mesa Is At Nearly 1,500 Commits This Year
  4. Gestures & Other GTK3 Features For LibreOffice
  5. It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL
  6. BQ Is Cleaning Up Their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Kernel
  7. Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community
  8. NVIDIA Linux 349.12 Beta Has Improved G-SYNC & VDPAU Features
  9. Canonical Just Made It Even Easier To Benchmark Ubuntu Linux In The Cloud
  10. NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Linux Testing Time
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux
  2. AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers
  3. New SecureBoot Concerns Arise With Windows 10
  4. GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More
  5. GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released
  6. Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs
  7. GCC 5 Compiler Is Getting Close To Being Released
  8. Chromebooks Powered By The MIPS Pistachio, Linux Support Evolving
%%CLICK_URL_UNESC%%