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    Default Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10 On An Old Laptop

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10 On An Old Laptop

    Last week I shared how the open-source R500 driver can compete with the legacy Catalyst Linux driver on an old Intel laptop with ATI graphics, but how has the performance for other areas of the system changed with the latest Ubuntu Linux code? In this article are benchmarks from other areas of this Core Duo laptop when running Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and then a recent development snapshot of Ubuntu 12.10.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17463

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    How come you back to using PNG again from using SVG for the charts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    How come you back to using PNG again from using SVG for the charts?
    I'm still seeing SVG charts. Maybe you use Opera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertP View Post
    I'm still seeing SVG charts. Maybe you use Opera?
    Oh, now when I looked again they're actually SVG.
    Don't know what happened.

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    While Windows boys recommend to use older Windowses on older hardware it's seems it's exactly opposite in Linux. It's becoming faster and faster. Even if Unity or Gnome Shell slows your computer down it's better to switch to other DE rather than older distribution.

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    heh - seems like I need to recompile my system (gentoo) and kernel with gcc 4.7 then

    nice improvements


    thanks for the benchmarks Michael !

    now I can consider installing newer Ubuntu releases on our older laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    While Windows boys recommend to use older Windowses on older hardware it's seems it's exactly opposite in Linux. It's becoming faster and faster. Even if Unity or Gnome Shell slows your computer down it's better to switch to other DE rather than older distribution.
    Some recommended to use XP when Vista was released.
    But then after some service packs Vista started to suck less.
    Now most people moved to Windows 7 which is decent (though, I much prefer Linux).
    Now Windows 8 is coming, and I don't like it, but who knows perhaps after some service packs...

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