Is Mint-platform slower than Ubuntu?

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Is Mint-platform slower than Ubuntu?

Postby Senior on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:18 am

Well. I've 4 weeks used Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) in my one my partition, the other is Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Perhaps i'm wrong but after updated Firefox 3.0.11 to 3.5 i've tested it in Mint and Ubuntu and got much better results in Ubuntu than in Mint.

Here are some of these:

Peacekeeper: FF 3.5 ---> Mint, 990 pts, Ubuntu 1170 pts
SunSpider : Ff 3.5 ---> Mint 3550 ms, Ubuntu 2780 ms

It took these results by testing browsers three times in each Os as an average. I made it again this morning - and got the same results, FF 3.5 got better results in Ubunta than in Mint.

Also with Firefox 3.0.11 the Ubuntu partition gave better results both in Peacekeeper benchmark and in SunSpired. Further info : i've Compiz enable in Ubuntu, but not in Mint. There are also Nvidia drivers installed both in Ubuntu and Mint. More applications installed in Ubuntu than in Mint. Can anybody explain why those differences?
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Re: Is Mint-platform slower than Ubuntu?

Postby DrHu on Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:37 am

Senior wrote:Peacekeeper: FF 3.5 ---> Mint, 990 pts, Ubuntu 1170 pts
SunSpider : Ff 3.5 ---> Mint 3550 ms, Ubuntu 2780 ms

It took these results by testing browsers three times in each Os as an average. I made it again this morning - and got the same results, FF 3.5 got better results in Ubunta than in Mint.

http://mandriva.blogspot.com/2008/09/v8 ... hmark.html
http://iambot.net/2009/02/sunspider-jav ... k-results/
http://blog.mozilla.com/dmandelin/2009/ ... s-part-ii/
what is the hard data on these types of tests, and if you run them, does it really indicate anthing real ?..

Senior wrote:Also with Firefox 3.0.11 the Ubuntu partition gave better results both in Peacekeeper benchmark and in SunSpired. Further info : i've Compiz enable in Ubuntu, but not in Mint. There are also Nvidia drivers installed both in Ubuntu and Mint. More applications installed in Ubuntu than in Mint. Can anybody explain why those differences?

The testbench setup you have doesn't affect the browser speed tests in any way, those items/functions are not a factor in these javascript benchmarking tests..

I think a better test would be to run the browser from the CD(live) in any of these distributions, and check the scores again..
--that would eliminate any installation tweaks or hard drive partition issues..

and it is essentially testing the javascript performance of the asociated browser, little else..
http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/faq.action
The overall score is the geometric mean of the main test scores...
What factors affect the score?
Other than the browser itself, the most significant factor affecting the score is the type of CPU in your PC. ...

Why are there no Linux/Mac/Other lists of the top scores?
Currently, our system scan technology only works on Windows PCs. Without knowing the hardware details of a system, the performance score alone is not enough to create a list of top scores.
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