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[News] GNU/Linux Evolves Without Slowing Down (or Hardly So)

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Fedora 7 to 10 Benchmarks

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| With the Lenovo ThinkPad T60 we used for testing the performance in Fedora 7 
| through 10 hadn't swayed nearly as much as it did with Ubuntu 7.04 through 
| 8.10. In a few tests we witnessed Fedora 9 and Fedora 10 Snapshot 3 running a 
| few percent slower than Fedora 7 and Fedora 8, but not by a large magnitude. 
| Additionally, Fedora 10 Snapshot 3 is a development release that will run 
| slower than the final release of Fedora 10 due to the debugging support.      


The slowdown is Ubuntu specific. Still, nothing compared to Vista's


Windows 7: Oops! Microsoft did it again!

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| My initial evaluation of Windows 7 shows that it's really just Vista with a
| fresh coat of paint



Vista SP1 a Performance Dud

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| After extensive testing of both RTM and SP1-patched versions of Windows 
| Vista, it seems clear that the hoped-for performance fixes that Microsoft has 
| been hinting at never materialized. Vista + SP1 is no faster than Vista from 
| the RTM image.   
| Bottom Line: If you've been disappointed with the performance of Windows 
| Vista to date, get used to it. SP1 is simply not the panacea that many 
| predicted. In the end, it's Vista's architecture - not a lack of tuning or 
| bug fixes - that makes it perform so poorly on systems that 
| were "barn-burners" under Windows XP.    


Vista SP1 vs. XP SP2 - Benchmarked

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| So, onto conclusions.  Looking at the data there’s only one conclusion that 
| can be drawn - Windows XP SP2 is faster than Windows Vista SP1.  End of 
| story.  Out of the fifteen tests carried out, XP SP2 beat Vista SP1 in 
| eleven, Vista SP1 beat XP SP2 in two of the tests, and two of the tests 
| resulted in a draw.    
| The best result for Vista SP1 was in the single file drive-to-drive copy, 
| while the best result for XP SP2 was extracting multiple files from a 
| compressed folder.  Given these results and taking into account the 
| improvments that SP1 bought to Vista, if I was to go back and compare XP SP2 
| with Vista RTM, XP would have hammered Vista even harder.    

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