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Benchmarks Of Debian Etch, Lenny & Squeeze

Nov 18, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"With Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" set to be released in the coming months, we have decided to run a set of benchmarks looking at the performance of Debian 6.0 across different sub-systems relative to the performance of Debian 5.0 "Lenny" and Debian 4.0 "Etch" to see how this new release may stack up.

"We have already benchmarked Debian Squeeze when looking at the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD performance with its new kernel, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. Debian GNU/Linux, and Debian versus Fedora/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/OpenSolaris. In this article, we are just looking at the performance of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 versus its predecessors. We went back through Debian Etch for benchmarking, which was released in 2007 and the first to come that shipped with the Linux 2.6 kernel by default, migrated to the modular X.Org stack, and replaced GCC3 with GCC4. The particular releases we tested were Debian 4.0r9, Debian 5.0.6, and a Debian 6.0 testing snapshot with its beta installer.

"Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r9 had the Linux 2.6.18-6 kernel, GNOME 2.14.3 desktop, X.Org Server 7.1.1, and GCC 4.1.2. Debian 5.0.6 was tested with the Linux 2.6.26-2 kernel, GNOME 2.22.3, X.Org Server 1.4.2, and GCC 4.3.2. Lastly, Debian 6.0 is currently carrying the Linux 2.6.32-5 kernel, GNOME 2.30.2, X.Org Server 1.7.7, ad GCC 4.4.5. All three Debian installations used the EXT4 file-system by default. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Etch, Lenny, and Squeeze were tested."

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