Following yesterday's release of openSUSE 11.3 we tested this updated Linux operating system that's sponsored by Novell on an Intel Atom netbook and compared the performance to that of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Fedora 13. Here are the results.
I just wanted to say, why not use KDE and battery comparison bench.
It would have made sense to use KDE, since Michael always stresses that he tests the default settings, and for OpenSuse KDE is the default.
But OTOH for better comaribility it's reasonable to use gnome with all distributions.
In regards to displaying the OS specs within articles, no worries as something MUCH BETTER will come with the new Phoronix Global.
Nice! I'm guessing there are lots of new things being worked on for the new Phoronix Global. Maybe a site facelift? It could use one.
One thing I found strange when I ran the live-cd (usb) openSUSE 11.3 on my Asus 1000H was that 3D performance seemed to have gone down the drain. I know that glxgears is not a benchmark, but it stuttered like crazy only putting out 15FPS. That's the lowest I got on this system yet. Desktop effects also seemed to stutter a bit. Not as smooth as it used to be with Fedora 10 I had installed until a few months ago. This was with the gnome version as well. I didn't run PTS on it though. Any thoughts on this?
I also noticed that 3D performance has been decreasing on this intel 945G + Atom N270 platform with every new kernel and Mesa versions.