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Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 November 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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In past distribution comparisons at Phoronix, the performance differences have been larger than what we experienced with Fedora 10 and Ubuntu 8.10. Both the x86 and x86_64 editions had performed nearly identical. In fact, the results are so close that it's hard to call a winner in any of the benchmarks. There's a few slight deviations in tests like the timed Gzip compression and BYTE Unix Benchmark, but nothing conclusive, at least with the hardware configuration we had used and the real-world tests conducted.

If you would like to see how your distribution performs, check out the Phoronix Test Suite. With the performance differences being minimal, it really comes to the feature set of each distribution and which one you are most familiar with (Ubuntu / Debian vs. Fedora / Red Hat) when deciding between these two popular Linux distributions.

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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