Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta 1 Looks Great, Performance Is Great
Very few Linux gamers will be using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a gaming platform, but these tests show at least the open-source Linux graphics performance is also up due to the updated Linux kernel DRM driver code and the newer Mesa stack and X.Org graphics drivers.
Overall, from the disk/file-system performance to CPU benchmarks to graphics, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Maipo Beta 1) is generally running faster than Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 on the same hardware. Additional RHEL7 benchmarks using the Phoronix Test Suite are forthcoming later this month that also compares the RHEL7 Beta 1 performance to other enterprise Linux platforms. I am very pleased with the direction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thus far, the beta experience has been stable and reliable with great performance, and I look forward to its likely official release in 2014.
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