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Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

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Published on 04 July 2014 10:55 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10.

Over Ubuntu 14.04, the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" in its current development state has the Linux 3.15 kernel (but will end up using Linux 3.16), Unity 7.3.0, Mesa 10.2 (10.3 should make it in time for Ubuntu 14.10), and GCC 4.8.3 (while GCC 4.9 should make it for 14.10).


I ran some benchmarks on an ASUS Zenbook Intel Core i7 ultrabook to compare the performance of clean installs of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS against Ubuntu 14.10 (using the daily ISO as of 3 July). All of these initial benchmarks can be found via 1407047-KH-UBU72218440 on OpenBenchmarking.org. As you can expect though considering this is just a quick one page posting on Phoronix, the results aren't really dramatic or different for that matter. As Ubuntu 14.10 matures and further deviates from the state of the Trusty Tahr, we'll be back with more Ubuntu Linux performance benchmarks on Phoronix.

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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