Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 11 Performance

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for
this link. ]

“Using the Phoronix Test Suite we compared these two
leading Linux distributions in tasks like code compilation, Apache
web server performance, audio/video encoding, multi-processing,
ray-tracing, computational biology, various disk tasks, graphics
manipulation, encryption, chess AI, image conversion, database, and
other tests.

“For this testing our system we used was an Intel Core 2 Duo
E8400 clocked at 4.00GHz, ASUS P5E64 WS Professional motherboard,
2GB of DDR3 memory, a Western Digital 160GB WD1600JS-00M SATA hard
drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT graphics card. Ubuntu 9.04 ships
with the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, GNOME 2.26.1, X Server 1.6.0, GCC
4.3.3, and an EXT3 file-system by default. Fedora 11 was using the
Linux 2.6.29 kernel, GNOME 2.26.1, X Server 1.6.2 RC1,
xf86-video-nouveau 0.0.10, GCC 4.4.0, and an EXT4 file-system by
default. The x86_64 builds of both Fedora 11 and Ubuntu 9.04 were

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