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Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 In A VMware VM

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Published on 26 September 2013 05:46 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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After showing improved performance with the new VMware Fusio 6, are there any upgrades in moving virtual machines from Ubuntu 13.04 to the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 13.10?

As the latest Phoronix benchmarks to deliver, after I finished that VMware Fusion 6.0.0 testing on Ubuntu 13.04 from the Haswell-based MacBook Air system, I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 to see if there's any performance improvements to find with the 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" packages over 13.04 stable.

Long story short, there wasn't too much to get excited about. While there's an updated kernel several releases ahead, the Mesa 9.2 graphics stack, GCC 4.8, etc, it didn't translate to much of a difference in the VMware Fusion guest.

The 13.04 vs. 13.10 x86_64 benchmarks from the Haswell MacBook Air via VMware Fusion 6 can be found on OpenBenchmarking.org within 1309195-SO-SAUCYVM1385. Embedded below are just a couple of the results.

For most of the tested workloads, there was only a minor difference in the upgraded Ubuntu Linux state.


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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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