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    Default Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks

    Phoronix: Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks

    As the next chapter after the Fedora 17 vs. Fedora 18 benchmarks for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here are benchmarks comparing Fedora 18 to Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two separate PCs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4NzQ

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    Why the discrepancy?

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    Default Fedora has always been buggy

    Absolutely EVERY time i've given Fedora a chance there is ALWAYS an issue... last time (Fedora 17) had issue with both Intel and ATI GPU's; had the latest versions of the Xorg drivers but X wouldn't start (my chips are not latest generation so I suppose they must be supported), and Catalyst gave segmentation fault when starting X.
    Ubuntu, on the other hand, just works.
    Even if buggy Fedora showed faster, I would take Ubuntu (or Gentoo, or FreeBSD) any time over it.
    Last edited by Sergio; 01-29-2013 at 06:08 PM. Reason: Gramatical

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    Default Not representative

    I've def had my problems with Fedora. But these benchmarks are totally unrepresentative in comparing the two distros.

    In the article, there were 6 benchmarks shown. 3 of which ubuntu was outperformed fedora.

    The total number of benchmarks run by Michael was 29. There are only THREE of which ubuntu definitely outperformed fedora (I'm not counting the cases in which the difference in performance is negligible). That's right. Most of the rest of the benchmarks, the two distributions were about equal. Two of the other benchmarks, fedora outperformed ubuntu.

    I don't know if Michael just grabbed a random 6, but I should hope that he pays more attention in the future so readers do not form incorrect impressions or conclusions.

    Here's a link to the other benchmarks from the article: http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...OM75&obr_imw=y

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    Default The Reason

    Can anyone explain the reason in some of the benchmarks (like apache) fedora is so slow? I wonder if there is a bug or ubuntu is using a special patch or something! In NAS benchmark seems ubuntu team are maintaining their repository very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmrezaie View Post
    Can anyone explain the reason in some of the benchmarks (like apache) fedora is so slow? I wonder if there is a bug or ubuntu is using a special patch or something! In NAS benchmark seems ubuntu team are maintaining their repository very good.
    Only a guess, but security system of Fedora like SELinux and/or firewall is the cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourDMusic View Post
    The total number of benchmarks run by Michael was 29. There are only THREE of which ubuntu definitely outperformed fedora (I'm not counting the cases in which the difference in performance is negligible).
    You prefer an article which shows 26 times the same conclusion (it's equal!) with a graph?

    Reporting the major differences makes it interesting. All the more, as there should be no (or neglible) change between these distributions since they are released on about the same time.

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    Default poor form

    Dude, very poor form on only showing the benchmark graphs where Ubuntu was clearly "faster" than fedora. Yet, in another post, you compare the gaming performance of different compositors on ubuntu. From the OB.org results it seems that for some games and work loads Fedora is clearly faster than Ubuntu. Please edit the comparison post to include the subjectively relevant in game performance figures. Yes, you included a link to the openbenchmarking.org stats, but it seems to be that you have cherry picked certain results.

    PLUS, if you run Fedora as a production web server then you should possibly reconsider that due to it's short development and production life cycles; unless you have a sweet as lifetime management system. The more relevant comparative bench marks, IMO, are those which are relevant to end users - desktop/laptop performance.

    It would also be nice if you included the Fedora version that more closely matches the equivalent Ubuntu versions you benchmarked against to provide a more balanced comparison - either Fedora 17 or the rawhide F19 (I'm pretty sure that 13.04 is in a similar state to 19 - pre-release).

    Ta,

    Phil

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