Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Performance Compared
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 8 June 2008. Page 7 of 7. 23 Comments

Ubuntu 8.04 had won in 14 of the 28 tests. Mandriva 2008.1 had won in three of the nine tests where it was used. These three tests were all Java-based within SciMark 2.0, which performs mathematical calculations. In 9 of the 19 tests that were just between Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9, the Red Hat based distribution had won. In many of these tests, the results were very similar while in others there was a much greater delta. As to which distribution is the fastest, from all of these tests and their varying results, it really depends what areas of the Linux desktop are important to you. We'll have more results from the Phoronix Test Suite up shortly. Feel free to run these tests on your preferred Linux distribution and then upload the results to PTS Global.

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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 Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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