"On top of our hardware reviews and comparisons at Phoronix we
also cover and compare the latest ATI and NVIDIA drivers along with
some of the other popular software packages; however, we have
decided to feature Linux kernel performance comparisons with each
major release. We will be covering some of the major highlights
with each release as well as comparing its performance in a variety
of tests against recent kernels. The intent of these articles will
be to provide users with a better understanding for some of the
prominent changes and to see how the performance is affected in
some of our commonly used benchmarks. Without further ado, we
present our kernel comparison for the Linux 2.6.20-rc6 kernel!
"With this being our first kernel performance comparison, it is
also our 'guinea pig' article as we finalize our selection of
benchmarks to use, what exactly we will be focusing on in these
articles, and other areas for coverage..."
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