Phoronix: Ubuntu 10.04 Is Off To A Poor Performance Start
Tomorrow will mark the first alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04, and while there is still a long journey ahead for this Long-Term Support release before it officially makes its debut in April, we could not pass up the opportunity to provide some early benchmarks of the Lucid Lynx. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has already pulled in X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 and other updated graphics packages along with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel that it will be using in the final build, which already presents some core differences from the current stable release, Ubuntu 9.10.
I think all packages are debug packages that are then stripped. This extra information is then available in a -dbgsym package. I don't think there are any changes for beta/release time. I know this to be the case as I've submitted crash reports that use these extra packages to give a good stack trace during a crash.
Benchmarking 10.04 alpha 1? Jeez, you guys must be bored..
I'd rather have some info than no info at all, but it is indeed a bit pointless.
However news always had a function. For example: political climate. If the news pais attention to something than the government will notice it.
Now let's look at these Aplha 1 benchmarks. It may highlight a problem that Ubuntu devs may come aware of so that they can fix it. We have X.org and Debian people visiting Phoronix. For them this news could be useful so we, as end users, may profit from it on the long run