WLinux & WLinux Enterprise Benchmarks, The Linux Distributions Built For Windows 10 WSL
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 18 January 2019. Page 3 of 3. 6 Comments

WLinux Enterprise did well at the compile-time tests due to the dated GCC 4.8 compiler found by Scientific/RHEL 7 having less optimization passes, etc, compared to the newer compilers on the other distributions.

In most tests, WLinux and WLinux Enterprise simply performed inline with the other Linux distributions benchmarked.

Overall there were no real surprises in the performance out of WLinux or WLinux Enterprise. The performance was basically in-line with that of Debian, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

If looking at the geometric mean across all of the benchmarks carried out, WLinux was up with Ubuntu 18.04 at the front of the group while WLinux Enterprise with its older EL7-based packages was the slowest to little surprise due to the mature software versions in use. Overall, the Windows Subsystem for Linux performance remains quite good compared to Windows 10 itself with the key exception being for poor storage capabilities, but we'll see if Microsoft can address that in 2019. Among the Linux OS selections for WSL, the performance doesn't deviate all that much so it mostly comes down to other factors in choosing the preferred platform for Windows Subsystem for Linux.


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