Benchmark : Clear Linux vs The Rest


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I won’t use it because it seems that it has very low hardware support and even less software support than Linux itself, but I always wondered if FreeBSD has better performance than Linux/Clear Linux.

I think that FreeBSD has lower latency and it’s better suited for network tasks, but what about application performance? I have read that Phoronix benchmarks about FreeBSD are innacurate.

I am stuck with a non booting system with no way to recover. Currently use Arch as my daily and server but was impressed by the speed and snappiness. I thing I will give CentOS a try as it’s close in speed and better support!

Let’s find out :

Once upon a time :

Hm… yeah, I did see the phoronix benchmarks, but I have read this:

Although I gave it a second read and they seem to complain about the zstd compression test, while not really saying anything about the other tests. I just thought that maybe Phoronix wasn’t that accurate with BSD since he does most of his stuff on Linux. But… idk, maybe the compression test is the one that is not accurate and the rest it is.

Although the second link you sent is interesting, it shows that at least in 2008 FreeBSD was ahead of Linux, not sure if this is the same as of now, or if I should fully trust the Phoronix Benchmarks.

Also, sorry to read that, it’s strange that you can’t boot your system, I’m still using an old Intel netbook computer (Intel Classmate Marblepoint, EF10MIX from 2014) and it works wonders here… (actually, I’m writing this using CL on that netbook), using CL here as a daily driver without issues.

I think I have read a thread where you posted about it, but honestly I’m not sure what could be happening, I would say it’s a hardware configuration which may be causing trouble, some configuration in the BIOS/UEFI that doesn’t play well with CL… who knows… I did read something that you have set a RAID, on my hand my configuration is pretty much simple, it’s just an old 320GB HDD and 4GB of DDR3 RAM at stock speeds. Guess the simple the hardware configuration the better?
But yes, if you can’t make it work, you should look for a distro that better suits you, CL community isn’t as big as, say, Ubuntu, so it may be more difficult to diagnose some problems.

You can run it yourself and compare :