With Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” set to be released in the coming months, we have decided to run a set of benchmarks looking at the performance of Debian 6.0 across different sub-systems relative to the performance of Debian 5.0 “Lenny” and Debian 4.0 “Etch” to see how this new release may stack up. More here
These test results from Debian Etch/Lenny/Squeeze are not too surprising considering our past benchmarks
looking at the Ubuntu performance, our five years of Linux kernel benchmarks, and our GCC benchmarks. For the most part, they are what we expected, but if you were hoping for Squeeze to be much faster, you will just have to hope Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” will be better. With Debian 6.0 there is also Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, which makes the Squeeze release more interesting along with the other features provided by the updated packages over the course of the past two years.