"The Dell Mini 9 was equipped with an Intel Atom N270
processor running at 1.60GHz, 1GB of DDR2-533MHz system memory, an
8GB SSD, and Intel 945GME integrated graphics. Ubuntu 9.04 x86 was
running with the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26.1, X Server 1.6.0,
xf86-video-intel 2.6.3, Mesa 7.4, GCC 4.3.3, and an EXT3
file-system. OpenSolaris 2009.06, which was released in June, was
based upon Solaris Nevada Build 111b. The packages included X
Server 1.5.3, Mesa 7.2, GCC 4.3.2, xf86-video-intel 2.4, and the
ZFS file-system. On the OpenSolaris side it had Java SE
1.6.0_13-b03 as its default OS Java environment and with Ubuntu
there was OpenJDK IcedTea6 1.4.1.
"Using the Phoronix Test Suite on both Linux and OpenSolaris we
ran a number of different tests. These tests included Sun's Java 2D
Microbenchmark, LAME MP3 encoding, Ogg encoding, LZMA compression,
GnuPG, dcraw, Threaded I/O Tester, GraphicsMagick, BYTE Unix
Benchmark, Sudokut, Sunflow Rendering System, and Java SciMark.
During testing both operating systems were left at their defaults
as our intentions are to provide an "out of the box" comparison of
both Ubuntu 9.04 and OpenSolaris 2009.06."