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  • bigears
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    Based on workloads

    The majority of benchmarks on Phoronix is compiled, let it be filesystems to drivers. So break it into 3 categories and in each category choose a distro. The distro's choice should be based on flexibility, that is, how many hardware platforms can it be installed on. For example, Ubuntu is going to be installed on workstations, phones, TV, etc but Mint will probably be not, no matter what direction Canonical has taken. Similarly, Gentoo has a large hardware footprint due it been source based, hence preferred by the performance crowd, likewise servers are based on stability and security.

    Category Distro Why Vote
    Popular Ubuntu/Mint This will please the workstation crowd and the less power users Ubuntu
    Performance Gentoo/Sabayon This will please the workstation power/small server sysadmin users Gentoo
    Server Centos/Gentoo This will please sysadmins and security users Centos
    Benchmarks should be based on workloads not popularity. After all this is not the 'X factor'. It is not hard.

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  • simonandric5
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    Originally posted by simonandric5 View Post
    1. bodhi linux
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    2. lubuntu
    3. kubuntu
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    simon
    + my favourite


    kubuntu PROJECT NEON


    s.

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  • jijitus
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    Create a poll!

    I confess I've read the first four pages of the thread only.

    The question is not wrong, but all people will answer according to their own preferences, and some are even evangelizing their Chosen One. So the question is a flamewar-inducing one.

    Michael: why don't you create a poll? Something small where every Phoronix user can check all the distros they like - yes you might need to include the "stable" and "latest" of a few distros to keep everyone happy.

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  • 0xBADCODE
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    Ubuntu flavors of course. Maybe mint.

    Primary testing OS should be Ubuntu. Maybe some Mint as well. No point to pay too much attention to things which are not really popular. While every fan would insist their linux distro is the best, this test would be fairly useless for most users around. Because only few gurus are actually using other distros. After all, all those arch, gentoo and so on are not user friendly and it takes some "rocket science" to set them up and keep things running withouh issues. This dooms them to be unpopular in general public.

    However I think it's okay to test different distros from time to time. Say, Fedora is a RedHat testbed and redhat does impressive amount of work on diffrent subsystems. So it could be worth to test it sometimes. Then there is OpenSUSE. Probably another adequate candidate as desktop OS.
    Last edited by 0xBADCODE; 27 July 2013, 05:58 PM.

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  • jmartins
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    +1 Manjaro Linux and Arch Linux

    Chakra is good too but only KDE

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  • Sidicas
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    I would prefer Debian with Mesa compiled from upstream source..
    Second to that, I'd say Mint. It seems more popular than Ubuntu these days.
    Last edited by Sidicas; 27 July 2013, 10:13 AM.

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  • simonandric5
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    bodhi linux

    1. bodhi linux
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    2. lubuntu
    3. kubuntu
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    simon

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  • jdmcdaniel3
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    What Distribution Should Be Benchmarked First? openSUSE, of Course!

    My Suggestion is to stick with the fastest just as the big guys do. openSUSE, upon which SUSE LINUX is based, is known to be the fastest and most configurable of all of the Linux distributions. If speed is what you want and you have the required knowledge to configure your distribution, look no further than to use openSUSE. Here are some links you can view:

    The Distribution can be found here: http://software.opensuse.org/123/en

    Here is a good link to view: https://www.suse.com/promo/ibm-watson.html

    And How about this one: http://arstechnica.com/information-t...supercomputer/

    AND Here is some of the Help we provide:

    For Kernel Developments, have a look here: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jd...-versions-134/

    And for the Boot Manager, have a look here: http://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdm...elp-input-106/

    And to Control the new and fast systemd check this out: http://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdm...nsuse-12-1-71/

    For accurate package management, have a look at this one: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jd...sion-2-00-141/

    And if you want to make a Live USB, once using openSUSE, have a look here: http://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdm...rsion-1-00-82/

    I can go on and on, but I think you will get the picture. If you want the fastest Linux distribution possible, it has got to be openSUSE. There are many good distributions out there, many which hold your hand if that is what you need, but the nature of speed requires some extra effort on your part and openSUSE is the one you should give a try.

    Thank You for using openSUSE,

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  • pete910
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    Originally posted by serj View Post
    I would like to see Mageia more often.
    Thanks
    +1 , not that it'll happen.

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  • Yondaime
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    +1 vote for openSUSE

    +1 openSUSE, the one distribution I keep coming back to no matter what else I might play with temporarily, and the only one that really "feels right" to me. It's been my distribution of choice without exception since I started using Linux in the mid '90s.

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