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  • #46
    Originally posted by HaaTa View Post
    Mobile phone page formatting.

    I would subscribe to Phoronix Premium if this was a feature (full article view, defaulting images off, but the ability to turn them back on).

    Or Phoronix premium rss feeds so I can read the whole article in my feeds reader.
    I second this - either a full-content RSS feed or phoronix.com formatted for mobile devices/smart phones would make a huge difference.

    I normally keep up with Linux/OSS news on the bus to work, and loading the full page on my smartphone both takes forever and costs a fortune in data traffic.

    Full-content RSS would be the preferred way, preferably in addition to a mobile-browser-detection on phoronix.com for mobile visitors.

    Would this be feasable Michael?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Yalla-One View Post
      Would this be feasable Michael?
      It's a possibility that may come to Premium subscribers.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #48
        I like the idea of some howto videos or articles. Phoronix tends to report on what's happening & what's new but some more attention devoted to why something matters & how I might be able to use a feature (e.g. xr&r, multipoint x...) would make phoronix more interesting. I keep reading that TTM, gallium, etc. are getting updates but I still don't really understand what they do & how they do it better than something else. Veteran readers could just skim past the paragraph that explains the significance of the news while making reading phoronix more approachable for noobs like me.
        One member shot down videos as a horrible idea. I think any howto video ought to have short&sweet written instructions to go along with it, but being able to verify that you're getting the same results as shown in a howto video provides more of a sense of security to the less experienced that it worked correctly.
        Giving linux games more publicity would be good for everyone.
        I'd like to be able to easily compare hardware performance, to see for example on a graph how much better off I'd be with a PhenomII X4 vs my 4850e or other stuff.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by alazyworkaholic View Post
          I like the idea of some howto videos or articles. Phoronix tends to report on what's happening & what's new but some more attention devoted to why something matters & how I might be able to use a feature (e.g. xr&r, multipoint x...) would make phoronix more interesting. I keep reading that TTM, gallium, etc. are getting updates but I still don't really understand what they do & how they do it better than something else. Veteran readers could just skim past the paragraph that explains the significance of the news while making reading phoronix more approachable for noobs like me.
          One member shot down videos as a horrible idea. I think any howto video ought to have short&sweet written instructions to go along with it, but being able to verify that you're getting the same results as shown in a howto video provides more of a sense of security to the less experienced that it worked correctly.
          Giving linux games more publicity would be good for everyone.
          I'd like to be able to easily compare hardware performance, to see for example on a graph how much better off I'd be with a PhenomII X4 vs my 4850e or other stuff.
          Did not read/ terrible format

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          • #50
            Just stumbled of this article "Ubuntu 10.04 Is More Power Hungry Than Windows 7". I think it would be very interesting to see if/how its possible to finetune and reduce the power-consumption of Ubuntu for example on an Asus-Eee-PC-1201N. I d say, it would be worth an extra article .

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            • #51
              I think it would be nice to see running metrics of both proprietary and open source video drivers similar to the way a Mozilla employee made "http://www.arewefastyet.com/?machine=4" to show javascript performance improvements. That way we can see the rate of improvement of the drivers, especially the open source ones compared to the proprietary ones and maybe even their windows couterparts.

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              • #52
                test test test

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                • #53
                  Michael, could you check up on your Via contacts on whether you could get a Nano dual core for review?

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                  • #54
                    I think it would be cool to see a benchmarking deathmatch between different libc implementations:

                    Something like this:
                    (e)Glibc (dynamic) vs (e)Glibc (static) vs uclibc (static) vs dietlibc (static) vs bionic (metasploit port, static).

                    The Sta.li guys claim that static binaries are much faster. It would be nice to have some benchmarks on how big an influence different libc:s have on final performance sort of like how different compilers have been compared previously.

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                    • #55
                      benchmark compositing window managers

                      I'd like to see compositing window managers benchmarked whenever games are benchmarked too. I do not play games very often but I use the WM all the time, and the video drivers do affect it a lot, so a WM benchmark would be much more relevant to me.

                      I know at least kwin has a show_fps plugin and scripting support, so it shouldn't be hard to devise a benchmark for it. Not sure wether compiz and others have scripting support, or how you would create a benchmark without that.

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                      • #56
                        As posted by staalmannen here - a comparison of compilers.

                        GCC, TCC, Clang, OpenWatcom.
                        Compile time, resource usage.
                        Application performance for same app versions compiled on different compilers.
                        Two (or more) processor architectures - AMD and Intel.

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                        • #57
                          Leader Board

                          I'd like to see a "Recommended Hardware" Leader Board where users could vote for the hardware that performs best and is most compatible with Linux.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by ldillon View Post
                            I'd like to see a "Recommended Hardware" Leader Board where users could vote for the hardware that performs best and is most compatible with Linux.
                            No voting needed. Just use OpenBenchmarking.org.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #59
                              Linux Hardware Selection

                              Michael, thanks for the reply.

                              I checked out OpenBenchmarking.org a couple of times before I posted my original comment. It has a bunch of data on the site but I have a hard time condensing it into useful information or purchasing recommendations, though I'm sure it makes prefect sense to the site developers. It's about time Linux had something like that.

                              I've been messing with Linux and the X Windows System since the days when you had to manually set modlines to get anything to work and, frankly, I'd just as soon have something that mostly "just works". I think the best cards I've ever used under Linux were the Matrox G200 and G400 cards....

                              It seems that every few years I do a bunch of research to try and find a solid video card under Linux, but I can never seem to find definitive answers.

                              Benchmarks alone do not take into account subjective issues like ease of install. I worry that if I buy based on benchmarks alone, I'll get blazingly fast hardware, but will have to compile a custom kernel and a few other packages to realize the performance. That's not so bad, but I've been down that path and recompiling the kernel and/or drivers every time there's a new kernel release just isn't worth the effort to me any more.

                              I was thinking thinking of something along the lines of StorageReview.com's Leader Board but with more than just performance, like Best for Stock Ubuntu, Best for Stock Fedora, etc and/or Best for Open Drivers, Best with ATI Driver and Best with NVidia Driver.

                              It's so easy to find good hardware for Windows (Go to Newegg and select Most Reviews in your price range) I think Linux users deserve a easier hardware selection process. I also think that the manufacturers that provide better Linux support should be rewarded for their effort.

                              Thanks for the excellent site.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by ldillon View Post
                                Benchmarks alone do not take into account subjective issues like ease of install. I worry that if I buy based on benchmarks alone, I'll get blazingly fast hardware, but will have to compile a custom kernel and a few other packages to realize the performance. That's not so bad, but I've been down that path and recompiling the kernel and/or drivers every time there's a new kernel release just isn't worth the effort to me any more.

                                I was thinking thinking of something along the lines of StorageReview.com's Leader Board but with more than just performance, like Best for Stock Ubuntu, Best for Stock Fedora, etc and/or Best for Open Drivers, Best with ATI Driver and Best with NVidia Driver.
                                Contrary to the name, OpenBenchmarking.org can do more than just benchmarks and can answer all of the potential scenarios you outline, albeit the user interface isn't very clear and well laid out and there's some areas for refinement over the coming days, weeks, and months.... It's just not all there yet since it takes a while and I am the one writing all of the code for it and PTS while also writing all of the content on Phoronix.com, so unfortunately, there is lots of work to be done but not enough time in a day. But hopefully by the time you upgrade next, OpenBenchmarking.org will be ready to answer all of your questions.
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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