Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 17 April 2014 at 01:19 PM EDT.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop

Some GTK2 micro test cases were indicating reduced performance on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. 13.10 vs. 12.04 LTS Desktop

For some applications, Ubuntu 14.04 may yield performance wins thanks to its use of GCC 4.8.2 compared to GCC 4.6 that was found in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. We'll have more compiler-oriented tests in our upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server/workstation benchmark article.

That's our quick Ubuntu 14.04 desktop performance look while see our many other Ubuntu 14.04 articles for more details.

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