How Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 Performance Compares To Some Other Linux Distros
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 30 September 2016 at 08:58 AM EDT. 3 Comments
The final Ubuntu 16.10 Beta for "Yakkety Yak" was released this week and we found its performance doesn't differ much from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with the exception of the newer graphics stack) while here are some results comparing it to other modern Linux distributions.

Tested for this quick, one-page-article comparison were Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2, Clear Linux 10660, Fedora 24, openSUSE Tumbleweed 20160927, and the Arch-based Antergos 16.9-Rolling release.

Of course, more tests and from other hardware systems will come as Ubuntu 16.10 is officially released. Fedora 25 is also around the corner (November).

Of the bunch, Clear Linux ships with the most aggressive defaults for aiming to deliver the greatest yet stable performance.

Ubuntu 16.10 tends to perform in line with the likes of Fedora 24, openSUSE, Antergos, etc.

You can see more of these preliminary benchmark results from this lone system via this result file. More tests coming up in October! Premium readers and tippers are welcome to share their test requests with me as well for anything else you'd like to see tested on Phoronix in the next month.
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