Debian Wheezy GNU/kFreeBSD: Slower Than Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 25 June 2012. Page 6 of 6. 23 Comments

With the Crafty and FFmpeg programs, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD goes back to being slower.

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD had a big performance problem for OpenSSL and was running at almost a third of the speed of PC-BSD 9.0 while the Linux operating systems were four times faster.

Well, at least for an Intel Core i7 system, the FreeBSD-based operating systems were much slower than Linux, even when comparing Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD with nearly the same user-space.

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