Since early November when we shared that the Phoronix Test Suite would be ported to Windows 7
we have been working it into a state where it's now possible to compare the performance of Windows vs. Linux and also Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenSolaris too. Last month we then shared we were beginning to prepare for a Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS comparison
with a great number of tests.
This week we then shared when launching Phoronix Test Suite "Lyngen" 2.6 Beta 1 that our major operating system comparison
was on track to be complete and published by next week. It's looking like the first part of our 64-bit comparison of Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 will be published on Tuesday, 4 May.
This first article is looking at the gaming / OpenGL performance between the two operating systems and also for Mac OS X 10.6.3. Though Mac OS X supports less gaming benchmarks than Windows/Linux and we only have access to a NVIDIA-based Mac, so those OS X tests are limited. Last night all of the Windows 7 testing finished running and now are moving onto the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS testing now that it's been released
This multi-OS testing is occurring on seven different systems with an assortment of hardware. There's AMD and Intel CPUs in the tests along with Intel, NVIDIA, and ATI graphics from low-end hardware to multi-core workstation hardware. This should provide a more general look at how the operating systems are truly performing rather than a particular class of hardware or driver.
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