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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 Benchmarks Against Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE

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Now that the second beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 was released last week, we took the workstation build and have benchmarked it against the latest releases of Ubuntu, CentOS, and openSUSE.

This second RHEL 6.0 beta brings many fixes for bugs found while testing the first beta, an updated Anaconda installer, and various other package updates. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta 2 for workstations is shipping with the Linux 2.6.32-37.el6 kernel, GNOME 2.28.2 desktop, X.Org Server 1.7.7, Mesa 7.7.1, GCC 4.4.4, and it uses an EXT4 file-system by default. This is in comparison to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with the Linux 2.6.32-21-generic kernel, GNOME 2.30.0 desktop, X.Org Server 1.7.6, GCC 4.4.3, and an EXT4 file-system. CentOS 5.5 has the Linux 2.6.18-194.el5 kernel, GNOME 2.16.0 desktop, X.Org Server 7.1.1, Mesa 6.5.1, GCC 4.1.2, and an EXT3 file-system by default. Lastly, openSUSE 11.3 RC2 is shipping with the Linux 2.6.34-12 kernel, GNOME 2.30.0, X.Org Server 1.8.0, Mesa 7.8.2, GCC 4.5, and an EXT4 file-system. The 64-bit builds of all Linux distributions were tested.

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