Microsoft Windows Server Benchmarked Against Six Linux Distributions
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 23 December 2018. Page 5 of 5. 20 Comments

The V-RAY proprietary renderer was also faster on Linux than Windows.

Lastly is a look at the geometric mean of all the performance results from this comparison. Windows Server 2019 comes out slightly ahead of Windows Server 2016 and in turn roughly in line with openSUSE Tumbleweed, which tended to be the slowest of the Linux distributions tested on this particular dual Xeon Tyan server. Between Antergos, Ubuntu, and Debian, the performance was comparable. The front-runner to no surprise was Intel's own Clear Linux platform that based on this geometric mean was 10% faster than the next fastest Linux distributions or 42% compared to Windows Server 2019.

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