February 25, 2006

Fedora Core 5 Benchmarks

Author: Michael Larabel

The release of Fedora Core 5 is quickly approaching, and is tentatively scheduled for March 15; however, the third and final test build has been released to the testing and development community. Fedora Core 5 Test 3 features GCC v4.1.0, KDE v3.5.1, GNOME v2.13.91, Linux kernel 2.6.15, and X.Org v7.0. The release of Fedora Core 5 Test 3 (FC5T3) also marks the continual development freeze until the official launch, and in this time only critical issues will be resolved. However, today at Phoronix is our first official examination of Fedora Core 5 when it comes to its benchmarking performance against that of Fedora Core 4. With that said, just how prepared is Fedora Core 5 for hitting prime time? We shall see today as we evaluate some of its possibilities.
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