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OpenSolaris vs. Linux Kernel Benchmarks

May 14, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"We had used the Nexenta Core Platform 2 operating system that combines the OpenSolaris kernel with a GNU/Ubuntu user-land to that of the same Ubuntu package set but with the Linux kernel. Testing was done with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu server installations.

"For our testing we were using the RC2 build of Nexenta Core Platform 2 (NCP2), which is based upon OpenSolaris Build 104+ but with Debian and Ubuntu packages based upon the 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron" distribution. For those that have never used the Nexenta OS, its tagline is the "Power of OpenSolaris with the usability of Linux!" This OpenSolaris distribution even uses Debian's apt-get for package management. The Nexenta Core Platform is equivalent to an Ubuntu server installation, but there is a StormOS project underway to create a Xfce4-based desktop version of the Nexenta Core Platform 2."

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