"With many Linux distributions receiving major updates in recent
weeks and months we have carried out a five-way Linux distribution
comparison of openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, and Arch Linux.
We have quite a number of tests comparing the 32-bit performance of
these popular Linux distributions on older PC hardware.
"Our test system was a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 notebook with an
Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz dual-core) CPU, 1GB of system memory,
an 80GB Hitachi HTS541080G9SA00 SATA HDD, and ATI Radeon Mobility
X1400 graphics. Below are some of the key software components for
the different distributions that were tested in this article.
"openSUSE 11.3 RC1:
OS: SUSE LINUX 11.3, Kernel: 2.6.34-9-default (i686), Desktop: KDE
4.4.3, Display Server: X.Org Server 1.8.0, Display Driver: radeon
6.13.0, OpenGL: 1.5 Mesa 7.8.1, Compiler: GCC 4.5, File-System:
OS: Ubuntu 10.04, Kernel: 2.6.32-21-generic (i686), Desktop: GNOME
2.30.0, Display Server: X.Org Server 1.7.6, Display Driver: radeon
6.13.0, Compiler: GCC 4.4.3, File-System: ext4
"Fedora 13:USE 11.3 RC1:"