Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
While 64-bit Linux desktop support has been in good shape for years, it seems there's a surprising number of Intel/AMD Linux desktop users undecided whether to use the 32-bit or 64-bit installation images of their favorite Linux distribution. For the latest perspective on 32-bit versus 64-bit Linux performance, here are said benchmarks from the latest Ubuntu 13.10 development state.
Close my acount i don't need more. This site is about ubuntu and i think is the worst distro.
sure it would be nice to see other distros benchmarked but there are 234723647236 disto out there and he choosed to benchmark that one.maybe he does not want to change his everyday operating system to benchmark the other 234723647236 distro or is lazy or doesnt even give a sh*t. your hatred on ubuntu makes you out of control,there the irrelevant bs comments comes out
Oh stop it already you guys. Ubuntu is his reference point, it's the most popular distribution and that is just fine. Occasionally there are cross-distro comparissions, which is good enough.
What does this benchmark try to show us? That x86_64 is a bit ahead of i386, and I bet that's the same across the line. Personally, I'm not bothered one bit by the use of Ubuntu.
Generally, more important would be (in graphics tests, not the case here anyway) is the various compositers. I notice that gnome-shell/unity3D do hit 3D performance quite a bit, so on tests involving 3D there should be the standard reference system used, and one where for example mate is running, e.g. uncomposited.
The only thing really missing in this benchmark, is x32, if that's what its called. e.g. x86_64 with 32bit memory pointers. The best of both worlds, was it not?
So hint for next time Michael, there's 3 options now for x86 testing, i386, x86_64 and x86_32. Though I'll admit, x86_32 is quite harder to test, since I don't think Ubuntu does that yet.
Nearly universally, people are saying the same names over again, which are recognized generally in the top 5, 10 or so linux distributions. Nobody is asking for Paldo Linux to be tested. Linux Mint, Linux Debian, Fedora, Mandriva(or whatever it's calling itself these days), Suse, Gentoo, and a handfull of others are all well known distributions.
And none of them are trying to turn themselves into a walled garden like Ubuntu is. That's what the controversy is all about. Ubuntu as a walled garden. It's not there yet, but everybody can see the bricks being laid.