I have the basic benckmarks for Raspberry Pi version 1, 2 and 3, and here is the comparison, all the benchmarks on different Pis are using the same operating system / package, so there won’t be a difference from the version of software.
The Raspbian and all the softwares are up to date, so the benchmark results of Raspberry Pi 3 are just copied from that post, they are the same result. The results from Pi 1/2 are whole new tested, in fact they are very close to the test results I did before, I would say they are all in the tolerance scope, so I’ll just ignore the detail of the benchmarks, only focus on the final results, the performance.
PHP benchmark Script using PHP 5.6.17-0+deb8u1: (in secs, the lower the better) Raspberry Pi model B+ – 141.145 Raspberry Pi 2 model B – 48.113, 293% faster than Pi 1 Raspberry Pi 3 model B – 26.984, 523% faster than Pi 1, 178% faster than Pi 2
PHP benchmark Script using PHP 7.0.3-5: (in secs, the lower the better) Raspberry Pi model B+ – 48.153 Raspberry Pi 2 model B – 17.27, 279% faster than Pi 1 Raspberry Pi 3 model B – 10.239, 470% faster than Pi 1, 169% faster than Pi 2
sysbench v0.4.12 single thread: (cpu–max–prime=20000,in secs, the lower the better) Raspberry Pi model B+ – 1332.0115 Raspberry Pi 2 model B – 765.2441, 174% faster than Pi 1 Raspberry Pi 3 model B – 478.0941, 748% faster than Pi 1, 160% faster than Pi 2
ReactOS is a free and open source operating system for x86/AMD64 PSs, based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT architecture, development started in 1996 as Windows 95 clone project, continued as ReactOS in 1998, the goal of ReactOS is “binary compatible with Windows”, that’s awesome, the latest major release – v0.4.0 was announced last month(Feb 2016), it’s about ten years from the previous major release, okay, let’s take a look at the latest ReactOS.
The features of ReactOS:
What’s the difference between ReactOS v0.3.x and v0.4.0? The highlights from the official news – ReactOS 0.4.0 Released:
Looks not so cool if you compare it with some popular operating systems like Windows, FreeBSD, Mac OS X or Ubuntu GNU/Linux, but it’s a huge step of ReactOS, if you would like to take a look at it, ReactOS provides live CD iso image, you can also install it by yourself, or download pre-installed VirtualBox/VMware image, I’ll use live CD in VirtualBox virtual machine to demonstrate ReactOS as below.
The size of zipped file(ReactOS-0.4.0-live.zip) is about 66MB, the size of the extract iso file(ReactOS-0.4.0-Live.iso) is about 198MB, compare to currently popular operating systems, it’s really tiny!
This is the first screen of ReactOS, the boot menu, there are 4 options here, but there isn’t significant difference for end-users, the most different thing may be the booting progress will be shown during the process: