Early Ubuntu 9.10, OpenSuSE 11.2, Mandriva 2010 Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 August 2009. Page 5 of 5. 10 Comments

Both Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2 are shipping with the latest xf86-video-intel 2.8 driver that provides GEM-based UXA acceleration, but the fastest GTK performance was found with Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 when it came to the GtkComboBox widget.

However, the lead swapped into the favor of OpenSuSE when looking at the GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs numbers.

The graphics performance between Ubuntu and OpenSuSE were nearly even with the GtkRadioButton widget.

Well, that is our latest batch of Linux benchmarking numbers. Depending upon the test scenario, different leaders came out on top. For the most part, all three distributions performed roughly the same, which is not that surprising since all of the core packages are the same between Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4, OpenSuSE 11.2 Milestone 6, and Mandriva Linux 2010.0 Beta 1. Once these distributions are officially released, we will be out with new numbers and will throw Fedora and others into the mix.

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