"Beyond a very quick boot process, they have already
incorporated kernel mode-setting and other newer Linux/X.Org
technologies while also working to build a desktop environment
around the Clutter OpenGL tool-kit. Moblin is certainly turning
into an interesting Intel creation, but how does its performance
compare to other mobile-focused Linux distributions? We have
benchmarked Moblin V2 Alpha 2 and compared it against what is
likely their biggest competitor in the mobile space, Ubuntu Netbook
Remix, and the LPIA-based Ubuntu MID edition. Which of these mobile
operating systems is the fastest? We hope to find out today.
"Similar to our Ubuntu MID power testing last week, all testing
was done on an Atom-based Samsung NC10 netbook with 2GB of RAM and
an OCZ Core Series V2 SSD added in. On the Moblin side, we used
Moblin V2 Alpha 2 while we used the 9.04 beta releases of Ubuntu
MID and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. For reference, Moblin V2 Alpha 2 uses
the Linux 2.6.29-rc7 kernel, X Server 1.6.0, xf86-video-intel
2.6.3, and the EXT3 file-system. The two Ubuntu mobile
distributions use the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, X Server 1.6.0,
xf86-video-intel 2.6.3, and the EXT3 file-system. The main package
difference between Moblin and Ubuntu MID/NR is the use of the Linux
2.6.29 kernel in the Intel distribution."
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