"For our testing we had used the final Intel 32-bit
releases of the four most recent Ubuntu releases except for Ubuntu
8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" where we used the Intrepid release candidate.
We had installed each of these releases with the same set of
options and identical configurations during testing. A clean
installation of Ubuntu was done each time over the entire hard disk
drive. Once each distribution was installed we simply setup the
proprietary ATI graphics driver and then proceeded to install our
selected tests using the Phoronix Test Suite. Following that (and
after a reboot of course), we then carried out our testing. We had
used Phoronix Test Suite 1.4.0 Beta 1 "Orkdal" and all of their
settings and test parameters were left at their
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