Fedora vs. openSUSE vs. Manjaro vs. Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Mint Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 30 September 2015. Page 6 of 6. 25 Comments

OpenSUSE was by far the slowest for the timed kernel compilation task while the other distributions compiled at close to the same speed.

Ending things off with Redis, there wasn't much variation in the results.

Well, those are all the results I have ready today for catering to the recent Phoronix Premium subscriber requesting said tests. To not much surprise given their bleeding-edge packages, both Ubuntu 15.10 and Fedora 23 were running very well. OpenSUSE tended to be the biggest performance outlier in this testing, likely in part due to sticking to the older GCC 4.8 compiler and XFS+Btrfs file-system combination. If there's enough interest from premium members, I still may extend this Linux distribution comparison further on this Xeon + FirePro (R600g-using) system.

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