"PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and while we have already
delivered FreeBSD 8.0 benchmarks including against Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD and Fedora / Debian / OpenBSD / OpenSolaris for which
PC-BSD is based, we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of
*BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0
x64 against Kubuntu 9.10 x86_64.
"For this PC-BSD vs. Kubuntu benchmarking we used a Lenovo
ThinkPad T61 notebook with an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor, 4GB
of DDR3 system memory, a 100GB Hitachi HTS72201 SATA HDD, and a
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M graphics processor. PC-BSD 8.0 is derived
from FreeBSD 8.0 and as such it uses the FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2
(x64) kernel, comes with KDE 4.3.5 installed by default, uses X.Org
Server 1.6.5, comes with the NVIDIA 195.22 proprietary driver by
default, arrives with GCC 4.2.1, and uses a UFS file-system.
Meanwhile, Kubuntu 9.10 has the Linux 2.6.31 (x86_64) kernel, KDE
4.3.2, X.Org Server 1.6.4, GCC 4.4.1, and an EXT4 file-system. Each
OS was left in its default configuration.
"The Phoronix Test Suite is compatible with Linux, Mac OS X,
OpenSolaris, and *BSD systems (and limited Windows support too at
this time) and as such we used our open-source automated testing
framework for running today's tests."