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  • #16
    how about those resources

    Michael, would it be an idea when phoronix members have the opportunity to bring their own reviews and test to the table? in a special member section for this purpose? I would love to get my hands on more compares and tests.

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    • #17
      Linux How-To Videos - Would you be interested in videos of how to perform different operations within Linux?
      I think this is a horrible idea. I know we live in a very visual world and all, but video is just not the right medium to do this. Written information has no match in this area; its clarity, accuracy and precision can't be obtained by other means, alongside the inherent convenience of the format itself. Also, if they were to have any informational value, the scope covered would be very restricted to simple operations performed on a GUI--imagine having to pause and zoom the movie to check what icon to click or command to type--therefore challenging the idea of the need for a tutorial.

      Where videos work is where you just want to show something, as opposed to explain it. Many Phoronix stories are related to graphical developments in unix world, and you definitely have room there to make something that works; who knows, show people the Phoronix test suite (which I bet not many have seen in action, myself included), games that are to arrive (or are thought to), new or redesigned applications (last week it was Gimp, for instance), new stuff in the drivers field, whatever.

      As a suggestion, I'd propose to create some user editable content with the scope of setting up some documentation (oh, wait, that's called a wiki, I bet it's been already suggested). The idea is based on the fact that Phoronix forums are full of geeks that won't hesitate to install the latest code from git or wherever and start trying to overcome any problems encountered. A forum is not the right tool to store information in the long term, since bits are scattered all across the board and they are not organized in any meaningful way. There's definitely a lot of good information in this forum that deserve a better place than some threads here and there. As a side effect, and since new users would be potentially better informed about how to do something, the noise level in the forums could be lower, leaving more space for what they're best suited for: open discussion.

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      • #18
        I wish a performance comparision between OpenSolaris 2008.11 and Linux!

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        • #19
          Oh sorry I miss this: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...way_2008&num=1

          my request is now solved

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          • #20
            Virtual Machines Comparison

            Hi, there.

            It would be great to see different virtual machines comparison running on different platforms (OSes) (features/performance).
            // vmware, virtual pc, virtual box, parallels and so on

            Thanx.

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            • #21
              I would like to see a selectable theme on this forum. White text is not sub-pixel-rendering friendly.

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              • #22
                This site has such excellent reviews and industry news I don't know what to ask for.

                .03 second faster page loads?

                .03 second faster page loads are always good.

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                • #23
                  I (and many other people, as you can see from the comments) would really like to be able to watch the videos (fosdem for example) without installing the proprietary flash player. Please simply link to the source file, use the video tag of html5, use a flash player that is supported by gnash or set up a torrent for the files if your traffic is too high. Or even link to a .flv file as you did in the past! We simply don't like to be forced to use something we don't want.
                  Thanks for reading and your understanding.

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                  • #24
                    Any chance of a full comparision of quadros vs geforce and Ati if possible.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Sewje View Post
                      Any chance of a full comparision of quadros vs geforce and Ati if possible.
                      Don't I wish Unfortunately I don't see anything like that happening any time soon unless it is done by users of PTS and even then the HW won't be identical. Such a comparison would require some generous sponsors and lots of man hours

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                      • #26
                        More hardware reviews ( I guess )

                        Hmmm

                        I like the way it is but I guess more hardware reviews would be cool. I like that this website reviews hardware for Linux. There are way to many sites reviewing every freaking distro out there.
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                        maybe a small gaming section might be cool.

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                        • #27
                          Well I don't mean review every single card, but the ones that have already been reviewed, I mean put in the equivant geforce card for a comparision if its a quadro review and vice versa.
                          Or a standard chart of performance graphs for all the gfx cards reviewed, adding to it with every new review.

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                          • #28
                            Monthly digest, perhaps?

                            I saw the Gallium update post and got to thinking...would it be possible to have a monthly "Phoronix Open Graphics Digest" or some such? A news article that basically gives the big picture: recent developments that affect drivers now; current issues, challenges, and needs in master branches; maybe mild projections for where things will be in the next month or three; a timeline that shows when things are expected to happen or a dependency graph that shows what various projects are waiting on for their advancement in various directions. Stuff like that.

                            These are momentous times in Linux graphics, and keeping track of it all has taught me a great deal about how the various graphics subsystems come together and interact. But I still don't feel like I have my finger to the pulse of where things are and are going; There's no real "big picture" view. What's more, I feel like such an article would help others get a better sense of the progress that is happening around the clock.

                            Cheers,
                            Wyatt

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                            • #29
                              Those are great ideas.
                              I personally would like a game video review, but that idea would not have very long legs.
                              Maybe it would be possible to have web blogs available for forum users.

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                              • #30
                                this.

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