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    Phoronix: A Big Operating System Benchmark Comparison

    Next month at Phoronix we intend to conduct a large benchmarking comparison of a few different operating systems. Right now we are looking at Ubuntu, Mac OS X (we will be waiting for 10.6 "Snow Leopard"), NetBSD, PC-BSD, OpenSolaris, and FreeBSD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzQ1Nw

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    You're gonna run ALL of the tests or just part?

    Even with part of the tests this seems to me like a gigant undertaking. Good luck, you're going to need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Knuckles] View Post
    You're gonna run ALL of the tests or just part?

    Even with part of the tests this seems to me like a gigant undertaking. Good luck, you're going to need it
    ALL tests that are compatible with a majority of the OSes being tested.

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    Sigh, still no Plan 9.....

    Actually one thing I would kind of like to see is the wine benchmarks ran with the Linux Unified Kernel and see if there is any performance difference using it instead of wine.
    Last edited by deanjo; 08-14-2009 at 05:24 PM.

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    - Solaris 10

    Sure it is "old" at this point, but it's commercially supported. The latest spin supports ZFS installs.

    It would also be interesting to compare to OpenSolaris.

    - RHEL, SLES

    Again, interesting to compare "supported" to "latest"

    Hopefully run RHEL on "supported" hardware? Supposedly their kernels are only patched for hardware on their supported list.

    If you pull this off with interesting results I will subscribe for sure.

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    Default Debian testing

    I'd like to see Debian Testing included in the comparison

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    Arch Linux.
    (I appreciated your recent benchmarks)

    Ideally you'd benchmark once Ubuntu 9.10 comes out too, as 9.04 is pretty old hat now

    I wanna see

    OS X 10.6
    Ubuntu 9.10
    Arch (updated)
    Debian Testing (updated)
    OpenSolaris

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    Please don't use the shitty intel graphics which would skew results in favour of OS X again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyXbiT View Post
    Arch Linux.
    (I appreciated your recent benchmarks)

    Ideally you'd benchmark once Ubuntu 9.10 comes out too, as 9.04 is pretty old hat now

    I wanna see

    OS X 10.6
    Ubuntu 9.10
    Arch (updated)
    Debian Testing (updated)
    OpenSolaris
    Well if we are going to add more linux distro's then we might as well put in the current Milestone release of openSUSE 11.2, Fedora, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Sabayon, and Slackware. Of course we need all these done in 32-bit and 64-bit as well.

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    I know this is a crazy lot to ask, but could you do the latest two versions of both OS X and Ubuntu? (10.5, 10.6; 9.04, 9.10)

    Startup times would also be good to know.

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