A 10-Way Linux Distribution Battle To Kick Off 2016
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 January 2016. Page 2 of 6. 26 Comments

First up was CompileBench with the initial create task. Debian testing was the fastest followed then by Ubuntu 15.10, and Clear Linux 5700. Of some impact for these faster distributions may be that the faster ones tended to use the CFQ I/O scheduler by default where as the other ones defaulted to deadline for this SSD.

The CompileBench compile sub-test isn't solely limited by the disk and here Clear Linux 5700 wound up being significantly faster than all of the other distributions. As will become more clear with the rest of the results, Clear Linux ships with very aggressive compiler flags enabled by default.

With the PostMark benchmark, Debian Testing was in the lead followed immediately by Clear Linux 5700 and then the Arch-based Antergos 2015.12.



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