1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta vs. Fedora 11 Beta Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 31 March 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 7 - 21 Comments

Last week marked the release of the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta and this week there is the planned release of the Fedora 11 Beta. Both distributions are similar in the respect they will be upgrading several common packages like GNOME 2.26, but in Fedora 11 are more upstream (and experimental) bits like kernel mode-setting, the EXT4 file-system by default, and various other features. Being the Linux benchmarking fanatics that we are, we set out to run a few performance tests comparing the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta to the latest Rawhide packages that will make up today's Fedora 11 Beta release.

For this initial round of Ubuntu 9.04 versus Fedora 11 testing we used the Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 release and on the cap-wearing side we used all of the Fedora Rawhide (x86_64) packages as of March 29, 2009. The Fedora 11 Beta provides the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, GNOME 2.26.0, X Server 1.6.0, xf86-video-intel 2.6.99, Mesa 7.5-devel, GCC 4.4.0, and by default is formatted to an EXT4 file-system. The Ubuntu 9.04 Beta meanwhile shipped with the Linux 2.6.28, GNOME 2.26.0, X Server 1.6.0, xf86-video-intel 2.6.3, Mesa 7.3, GCC 4.3.3, and was using the default EXT3 file-system.

The hardware used for this Linux distribution testing was an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 processor, ASRock ConRoe1333-DVI/H motherboard, 2GB of DDR2 system memory, and a 200GB Seagate ST3200826AS Serial ATA HDD. With the Phoronix Test Suite we ran a total of fifteen tests with the different test profiles consisting of timed PHP compilation, LAME MP3 encoding, FLAC audio encoding, FFmpeg, GnuPG, OpenSSL, GraphicsMagick, Bwfirt, C-Ray, POV-Ray, IOzone, Flexible IO Tester, and 7-Zip compression.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. 13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon
  2. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
  3. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  4. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Cloud Benchmarks
  2. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  3. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  4. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
Latest Linux News
  1. Borderlands Is Being Considered For Linux
  2. Mesa 10.0 & 10.1 Stable Get Updated
  3. Getting Hit By The Variable Performance Of The Public Cloud
  4. Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes
  5. Wine 1.7.17 Works On Its Task Scheduler, C Run-Time
  6. The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?
  7. Debian To Maintain 6.0 Squeeze As An LTS Release
  8. Wasteland 2 Is Finally Released For Linux Gamers
  9. FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang
  10. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released
  11. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks
  12. QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Suggestions about how to make a Radeon HD 7790 work decently?
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  4. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  5. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  6. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  7. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue
  8. Change installation destination from home directory