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Initial Findings: MeeGo 1.1 Netbook vs. Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook

Michael Larabel

Published on 5 November 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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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.

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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