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Fedora 16 vs. Ubuntu 11.10 Performance Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 November 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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There wasn't any clear winner overall for the compute tests. While the compute performance was close to the same due to a similar compiler and the recent Linux kernel, the disk performance results were interesting as well as the open-source graphics performance. However, there is no tier-one Linux desktop distribution that is significantly faster than the other binary distributions from all of the tests that have been conducted as of late. If deciding between Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 11.10, it's more important to choose the desktop to your liking, Red Hat vs. Debian differences, and other factors.

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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