ARM Wrestling: Fedora 17 vs. Ubuntu Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 4 July 2012. Page 6 of 6. 2 Comments

While Fedora 17 on ARM is progressing nicely, unfortunately due to the OMAP4460 PandaBoard ES not being properly supported with its default kernel for the PandaBoard, the performance is sub-par to Ubuntu. However, as ARM hardware becomes increasingly common for low-powered desktops, it will be interesting to see how the major Linux distributions wrestle it out on the ARM front.

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