"The hardware we used for this testing included an
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor clocked at 4.00GHz, ASUS P5E64 WS
Professional motherboard, 2GB of OCZ DDR3-1333MHz memory, a 160GB
Western Digital WD1600JS-00M hard drive, and an ATI Radeon HD 4890
graphics card. With PC-BSD 7.1 we were using the x64 DVD with KDE
4.2.2, the FreeBSD 7.1 amd64 kernel, X Server 1.5.3, and GCC 4.2.1.
With Kubuntu 9.04 we were using the x86_64 2009-04-10 daily spin
with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, KDE 4.2.2, X Server 1.6.0, and GCC
4.3.3. As we are not focusing on graphics tests in this performance
comparison, both operating systems were left using the VESA driver.
Both operating systems were left with their stock installation
options and all other options being left at their