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PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 5 March 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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PC-BSD 8.0 delivered a much higher memory throughput performance than Kubuntu 9.10 with the Stream system memory benchmark.

EXT4 in Kubuntu 9.10 did much better than PC-BSD 8.0 with multiple-thread writes in the Threaded I/O Tester.

In a majority of the tests, Kubuntu 9.10 performed better than PC-BSD 8.0, but the tests we used in this article are just a subset of what is available to run on both platforms via the Phoronix Test Suite so for those deciding between running PC-BSD / FreeBSD it is important to run the tests relevant to you and also consider the other features at hand for both free software operating systems.

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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