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FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

Sep 28, 2009, 17:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"For looking more at the FreeBSD performance we also have included test results from FreeBSD 7.2, the current stable release. In this article are mostly the server and workstation oriented benchmarks with the testing being carried out on a dual AMD Opteron quad-core workstation.

"Among the new features to be found in Ubuntu 9.10 include performance improvements in several different areas (as shown by some of our benchmarks), integration of the GNOME 2.28 desktop, usage of the EXT4 file-system by default, updated X.Org packages, the Linux 2.6.31 with its plethora of new features and drivers, many minor usability fixes, and other changes for this six-month update to Ubuntu 9.04. With FreeBSD 8.0, which will arrive about five months after the release of FreeBSD 7.2 and just a few months shy of two years since the release of FreeBSD 7.0, brings improved ZFS support, Xen DomU support, a rewritten TTY layer, a new USB stack, NFSv4 support, network stack virtualization support, superpages, an experimental new driver for AHCI, D-Trace improvements, ULE 3.0 (improved SMP-optimized scheduler), support for light-weight kernel threads, and many other changes."

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