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Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS vs. 8.10 Alpha 2 Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 14 July 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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While looking at 32 different test results can be challenging, in the end there was simply no clear winner. It was one competitive race between these two Ubuntu releases, and in many of the real-world tests the differences would go unnoticed, but in 20 of these tests Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS was in the lead. But were we looking to share with you that one distribution was dramatically slower or faster than the other? No, our goal with this testing was just to offer some insight that these Ubuntu Intrepid changes have on the performance. As you can see, with this Lenovo ThinkPad T60 laptop, the updated system packages made little difference. However, there is still over three months to go until Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" will be released. Look for additional Ubuntu benchmarks with an expanded selection of hardware as its final release nears.

If you would like to compare your distribution's performance against these tests with the Phoronix Test Suite, run phoronix-test-suite benchmark michael-17248-14012-1222 after downloading the GPLv3 software from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. If you have any questions or thoughts to share about Ubuntu 8.10, be sure to visit the Phoronix Forums.

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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