Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Performance

Posted by phoronix on Oct 23, 2009 6:38 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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There is just one week left until Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" will be released, but is it worth the upgrade if you are running a netbook? From our testing of the development releases, it is most certainly worth the upgrade, especially when compared to Ubuntu 9.04 with its buggy Intel driver stack that caused many problems for Atom netbook users. Ubuntu 9.10 brings many usability improvements to the Linux desktop, various new packages, and the overall system performance has improved too. We have ran a set of benchmarks on both a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Samsung NC10 under Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 to illustrate the performance gains along with a few regressions.

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I can confirm that 9.10 is a big step forward... caitlyn 24 1,693 Oct 27, 2009 1:31 PM

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