While MeeGo 1.1 lost out slightly on the graphics front, when it came to encoding an MP3 audio file with LAME, MeeGo 1.1 appeared to be slightly faster than Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook.
MeeGo 1.1 was measurably faster with the PostMark disk benchmark than was Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook. MeeGo is one of the first Linux distributions deploying the next-generation Btrfs file-system by default, while Ubuntu 10.10 is still using the evolutionary EXT4 file-system, but in an upcoming Ubuntu release will switch over to Btrfs.
At simply extracting the linux-2.6.32.tar.bz2 kernel source-code, Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook had the advantage atop EXT4.
This is just the start of our next round of mobile Linux testing so stay tuned with the next set of results being accompanied by more distributions being added to the test set along with other Intel Atom-powered netbooks.