Moblin V2 vs. Ubuntu Netbook Remix vs. Ubuntu MID

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 30 March 2009. Page 4 of 5. 11 Comments

Looking more closely at the solid-state drive performance, Ubuntu Netbook Remix was able to sustain writes in the 2GB test with an average speed of 34.93MB/s while Ubuntu MID was slightly behind at 34.59MB/s. In third was Moblin V2 at 33.34MB/s.

The speed differences between the three distributions were more noticeable when turning from the 2GB write test to the 2GB read test. With IOzone, the read performance was an average 180MB/s while Ubuntu MID was at 171MB/s and Moblin was well behind at 153MB/s. All three of these distributions were using an EXT3 file-system but the major differences that may have impacted these results was Moblin V2 using the newer kernel (Linux 2.6.29) although it has various debugging options enabled during the development cycle and Ubuntu Netbook Remix uses i386 packages while Ubuntu MID uses LPIA (Low-Power Intel Architecture) packages.

The OpenSSL RSA 4096-bit performance was close between all three Linux mobile distributions.

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