Chromium OS, Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix Benchmarks

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for
this link. ]

“With all of the netbook-focused distribution updates,
we found it time to run an onslaught of new benchmarks, comparing
some of the leaders in this field along with running a couple
full-blown desktop distributions for this round of Linux netbook
benchmarking. Here are our benchmarks, including the world’s first
look at the Chromium OS (Chrome OS) system performance from the
latest development build. Covered is everything from the video
playback performance to encoding to battery power consumption and
CPU/memory usage tests.

“The netbook we used for this Linux benchmarking fiesta was a
Samsung NC10 comprised of an Intel Atom N270 processor clocked at
1.60GHz, the motherboard uses an Intel 945GME + ICH7-M Chipset with
the standard 945 integrated graphics, 2GB of system memory, a 32GB
OCZ Core Series V2 SSD, and a 1024 x 600 LCD panel. All of this
hardware had worked fine, including the integrated 802.11g WiFi,
with all distributions tested — Chromium OS included.

“The operating systems we tested for this round of benchmarking
included Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10, Moblin 2.1, Fedora 12, Chromium
OS, and openSUSE 11.2. We built Chromium OS from source at build
999.999.32609.201950-a1 without any external patches or
configurations. All tested distributions were left in their default
configurations, packages, and settings. The exceptions however with
Chromium OS we needed to remount the root file-system in a
read-write mode and add in the standard Ubuntu Karmic package
repositories for which Google’s operating system is based.”

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