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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