Ubuntu 8.10 significantly slower than previous versions
dcolish at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 19:21:49 UTC 2008
I'm not convined those Phoronix test are really that accurate, especially
after reading this one:
It looks like they are not really comparing apples to apples, especially
when it comes to java benchmarking. They're using very different gcc
versions between the os's.
Anyway, it does look like linux wins in the end.
On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com>wrote:
> Whoops, I thought you were talking about the recent article about -intel
> performance on x45 chips. But I see you're actually talking about an
> earlier article about Ubuntu performance in general:
> Note that in that article they looked only at the proprietary -nvidia
> driver's performance, and did not find any noteworthy regressions in
> that. So depending on what video driver you're using, it may not have
> much relevance to your issue.
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 03:58:51PM +0100, mr wrote:
> > Hi,
> > According to the recent benchmarking article by Phoronix, the previous
> > releases of Ubuntu are significantly slower than Feisty Fawn. In some
> > this can be seen as up to 50% performance drop with certain desktop
> > I can confirm that this is true in that my girlfriends desktop used to be
> > quite capable of playing a 1080p x264 video but since upgrading to gutsy
> > then hardy it has become unwatchable, even mplayer reports that "YOUR
> > COMPUTER IS TOO SLOW"
> > I think that the reasons behind this reduction in performance across the
> > board needs some serious investigation and work done to reverse this
> > At the moment I am faced with either running an old distro or upgrading
> > hardware.
> > Any discussion on this is welcome :)
> > Thanks,
> > Alan
> > Phoronix article:
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