Arch Linux 2009.08 was released earlier this week with a new installer, more automatic configuration settings, many core package updates, and other changes to this growingly popular distribution. At the request of some readers, we have carried out some quick benchmarks to get a general understanding of where Arch Linux 2009.08 is performing in comparison to Ubuntu 9.04.
The benchmarks we ran for this quick comparison were World of Padman, Apache Benchmark, Ogg Encoding, timed HMMer Search, Threaded I/O Tester, PostMark, Dbench, GraphicsMagick, dcraw, and SQLite. With this testing we are just providing a quick overview of how -- in general -- Arch Linux compares to Ubuntu. I
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