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Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks 157

Given that early benchmarks of the Lucid Lynx were less than encouraging, Phoronix decided to take the latest alpha out for a spin and has set it side-by-side with an early look at Fedora 13. "Overall, there are both positive and negative performance changes for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 in relation to Ubuntu 9.10. Most of the negative regressions are attributed to the EXT4 file-system losing some of its performance charm. With using a pre-alpha snapshot of Fedora 13 and the benchmark results just being provided for reference purposes, we will hold off on looking into greater detail at this next Red Hat Linux update until it matures."
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Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks

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  • I wish they'd stop (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 15, 2010 @06:53PM (#30785248)

    I wish they'd stop focusing on increasing performance by a few milliseconds here and there and work out why my upgrades never work, or flash objects turn grey and i have to restart firefox or why my audio is choppy, and why the nvidia drivers make Xorg fail randomly or why I have to press the power button on my PC to take it off after everthing is unloaded.

  • by Zombie Ryushu ( 803103 ) on Friday January 15, 2010 @07:04PM (#30785340)

    What often really matters are the upstream apps. Often, other than reporting an upstream bug in an application to the developer, there is not much one can really do about bugs in upstream applications like KDE. I am seeing that now with KDE and Currently, there is a bug in evdev and dga in X that prevents X from working right with a Wiimote. It can't really be fixed by the distributor. Only can fix it.

    So far I have:

    Broken Sound effects on Stratagus. (Mandriva 2010.0)
    Broken GLX Support on QuakeForge. (Mandriva 2010.0) But DarkPlaces Quake still works.
    Broken Wiimote Support in the evdev driver.

    These are just a few examples of applications that don't work becaues of a problem upstream.

  • Trolls are fun (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sarten-X ( 1102295 ) on Friday January 15, 2010 @07:11PM (#30785424) Homepage

    By pulling a computer from a dumpster, outfitting it with a $100 hard disk, and installing Linux, I get a giant file server, saving me $200 on an easy backup solution (vs. Apple's Time Capsule). That makes me $200 richer than I would be otherwise, meaning I can use that money elsewhere. With the money I've saved over the years thanks to Linux and other open-source packages, I will soon be taking a Caribbean cruise. Has your "real" Mac ever paid for your vacation?

  • by trjonescp ( 954259 ) on Friday January 15, 2010 @08:11PM (#30786022) Homepage

    Windows certainly can't do it!

    Windows 7 or Vista instructions: Right-click on the little speaker icon in the bottom right. Click "Playback devices". Right-click on the device you want to use instead of you current device. Click "Set as Default Device". The audio output will instantly switch to that device.

    I assumed the GP was referring to the ability to move sound from between output devices on different computers. In the middle of playing. (Both machines running PulseAudio, of course) This is what makes PulseAudio worth the growing pains that it has been.

  • by mR.bRiGhTsId3 ( 1196765 ) on Saturday January 16, 2010 @12:37PM (#30790970)
    No one has gone through the effort because, despite what you may believe, the great masses don't care if their sound system can play to another computer since PulseAudio still makes doing so tricky. Its infinitely easier to just turn the speakers up louder so whatever is playing can be heard elsewhere.

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