Preview: Running The GNU/kFreeBSD Version Of Debian Jessie

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 6 June 2014 at 07:00 AM EDT. Page 2 of 2. Add A Comment.

For many of the benchmarks, there was no change in performance between the stable state with Wheezy and the current testing state of Jessie.

With some tests though there were noticeable performance improvements out of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Jessie. With our next set of Debian articles where we're also testing Debian GNU/Linux 7.5 and Jessie testing on this same system should explain if it's due to kernel improvements or just the updated GCC compiler.

There's also performance changes to note in both directions with other tests.

More of these benchmark results via the Phoronix Test Suite can be found via 1406010-KH-KFREEBSD662. In the next few days will be our Debian GNU/Linux comparative results and other benchmarks to put the current Debian GNU/kFreeBSD performance into greater perspective.

Those wishing to learn more about the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port can find out additional information or download the latest ISOs via

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