Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Battles Fedora 17 On Intel Ivy Bridge
Phoronix: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Battles Fedora 17 On Intel Ivy Bridge
As the latest tests of Fedora 17 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, here are benchmarks comparing the performance of an Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" system on the two distributions named Beefy Miracle and Precise Pangolin, respectively.
Please do software update before testing
Thanks for these kinds of benchmarks. However I believe your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS tests with Unity 5.10 are rather misrepresentative. Both my computers with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (both 32-bit and 64-bit) are running Unity 5.12, which is probably upgraded by the normal software update process.
Therefore you should really do an online software update of all systems before testing to ensure you are not running outdated software and all the latest bug-fixes are applied. This is what most users of these systems will do and is strongly recommended.