Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 23 October 2009 at 08:28 AM EDT. Page 4 of 7. 9 Comments.

Like the 512MB write results, the 1GB write performance through IOzone had also improved a great deal with Karmic: 16MB/s vs. 24MB/s and 36MB/s vs. 82 MB/s.

Continuing with the disk benchmarks, the Dell Mini 9 had performed about the same Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 with PostMark, but with the NC10 there was a 71% jump in performance for this test. Most of these disk performance gains can be attributed to the switch to the EXT4 file-system by default as well as other improvements in the Linux kernel.

With the SQLite performance, the Mini 9 encountered a performance drop while the NC10 had improved with its test time going from 261 seconds to 199 seconds. Again, they are very different solid-state drives between the two Intel netbooks.

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