Intel C++ Compiler Netrunner 50% faster in average.!!!

So wide i know is the Intel C++ Compiler free for Linux.

Switching any Linux distro from the open source GCC complier to a closed source proprietary commercial compiler is not going to happen.

There is however a lot of discussion about switching to the CLANG compiler which claims better performance. (

BSD is switching to CLANG ( but more for licensing reasons than performance.

Here’s a bit more info (