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On Track With Our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Tests

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Published on 29 April 2010 03:46 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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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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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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