What Windows 10 vs. Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See?
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 29 July 2015 at 12:00 AM EDT. 47 Comments
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Windows 10 launches today! I'm excited about this latest Microsoft operating system release, but only for running some interesting Windows vs. Linux benchmarks.

I haven't yet done much planning for what Windows 10 vs. Linux tests I'll be running in the near-term. It may also be a Windows 10 vs. OS X vs. Linux three-way too with the few Mac Mini / MacBook systems I have around. If you haven't read any of my past Linux vs. Windows performance comparisons, you can see some of them from over the years via this search listing.


First up will probably be some OpenGL/graphics comparisons between Windows 10 and Linux with various graphics drivers / GPUs. Currently most of the Windows-compatible test profiles via the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org are the OpenArena/Xonotic/Warsow-type graphics tests... As there hasn't been any commercial contracts recently regarding PTS Windows support. Though from Phoronix readers interested in Windows vs. Linux comparisons, I'd consider porting some of the modern Steam-like Linux test profiles over to Windows PTS and such if there's enough people tipping by PayPal or Bitcoin. In fact, by supporting through tips or new Phoronix Premium subscriptions will determine how much Windows 10 comparison articles end up coming in the next short while, so please help support all of our Linux benchmarking efforts if you're interested. Priority is also given to honoring the feedback of those tipping or subscribing to our premium service; heck I'd even throw BSD/Solaris into the mix too.


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