Benchmark Results: Synthetics
Using the default Web browsers in each installation, Natty's Firefox 4 has the obvious edge over Lucid's Firefox 3.6. When the playing field is equalized with the latest version of Chrome, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS leads 11.04 with Unity by 100 points and 11.04 Classic by 200 points. Opera, however, is another story. The Norwegian Web browser performs substantially better in the latest release of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS earns over 150 points more than Canonical's latest release in the GeekBench synthetic benchmark.