Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance Against Ubuntu 18.10, Fedora 29
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 15 October 2018. Page 6 of 6. 8 Comments

With the Blender benchmark for measuring the rendering performance on the CPU, Manjaro 18.0, openSUSE Tumbleweed, and Clear Linux were the fastest. Windows 10 meanwhile was the slowest on this Core i7 8086K system with being measurably slower than all of the other tested Linux operating systems.

When it came to PHP performance on the Core i7 box if you are a web developer, Clear Linux offered much faster performance with its stock PHP7 packages over the other distributions tested and especially Windows 10.

Lastly, the Git revision control tool continues running noticeably slower on Windows than Linux.

Of all the benchmarks ran on this Intel Core i7 8086K + ASUS Z370-A + MSI Radeon RX 580 box, Windows 10 came in first about 10% of the time but it ended up being in last place about 50% of the time. The Linux distribution with the most wins was Intel's own Clear Linux (25550 build) with coming in first 40% of the time granted with some of those wins it was a very narrow victory. Tied for second were Debian 9.5 and Manjaro 18.0 with wins each about 16% of the time. It was interesting to note that only once Ubuntu 18.10 was in first compared to four wins with the older Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS release.

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