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A Big Operating System Benchmark Comparison

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Published on 14 August 2009 04:14 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Next month at Phoronix we intend to conduct a large benchmarking comparison of a few different operating systems. Right now we are looking at Ubuntu, Mac OS X (we will be waiting for 10.6 "Snow Leopard"), NetBSD, PC-BSD, OpenSolaris, and FreeBSD. We may throw in some others too. If there's any (non-Windows) OS you would like to see thrown into the mix, let us know in the forums. Each OS will be tested on the same system in their stock configuration, etc. With each operating system we will be carrying out a large number of tests.

We will be using the tests for what's in the Phoronix Test Suite currently and the ones that get committed in the coming weeks. With that said, if there are any benchmarks not found in the Phoronix Test Suite you would like to see included in this big round of benchmarking, let us know ASAP. Ideally, you can also submit a PTS test profile to us too and we will be even happier :) So let us know in the forums so we can begin preparing for this large OS performance comparison for September.

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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