Antergos, Manjaro, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora & OpenSUSE Performance Showdown
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 6 November 2015. Page 1 of 5. 20 Comments

With Ubuntu 15.10, Fedora 23, and openSUSE 42.1 Leap all having been released in the past week, for your open-source benchmarking pleasure today is a comparison of these Linux distributions along with some other modern Linux distributions: Antergos 2015.10-Rolling, Debian 8.2, CentOS 7, and Manjaro 15.11.

This is a larger and more interesting comparison than the Linux distro comparison of September plus the fact that all stable Linux distributions are now in use thanks to a lot of distributions having put out their Q4 updates recently.

OpenSUSE 42.1, Fedora Workstation 23, Ubuntu 15.10, Antergos 2015.10-Rolling, Debian 8.2, CentOS 7, and Manjaro 15.11 were all cleanly installed on the same system and carried out a variety of benchmarks to measure their out-of-the-box performance across multiple subsystems.

The system used for this testing was the Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 Haswell system with 16GB of RAM, 80GB Intel M.2 SSD, and AMD FirePro V7900 (Cayman) graphics. All of the important hardware/software information is listed on the table below along with the important out-of-the-box details.

Benchmarks on openSUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and the Arch-based Antergos and Manjaro were all driven in a fully-automated and reproducible manner using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite. If some of the results puzzle you or aren't happy with how your favorite distribution is performing, go investigate and reproduce the results just as SUSE developers did from my previous tests to make improvements for 42.1 Leap.

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