1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

A Tour Of The Phoronix Office

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 June 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 5 of 5 - 35 Comments

Of course, many graphics cards are around... At the moment I'm working on a large ATI/AMD Radeon Linux graphics card comparison that will be published soon between open-source and closed-source drivers and when in a "tweaked" configuration. In terms of my graphics card recommendations for Linux, besides what you read in the articles, it all depends upon the situation and workload as I have praise for Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD. Therefore, it is best to ask me at a Phoronix meet-up or elsewhere to find out my views on a particular scenario.

Lexmark sent out the nice multi-function printer when they were trying to promote their Linux interest and support... Unfortunately I have yet to find that Lexmark multi-function printer working "out of the box" in any modern Linux distribution. However, it works fine if just using the WLAN support and using it for scanning, etc. The Brother laser printer at least works kindly in most any Linux distribution with CUPS from the past few years.

The Sumo Lounge Titan is still around and works most of the time for excess storage. I'm still not sure what value Sumo finds out of sending their products to Phoronix, but thanks anyhow.

Plenty of more hardware for Linux compatibility testing and benchmarking in the storage room.

For anyone seeking hardware recommendations or other questions, drop by the Phoronix Forums for additional information.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  2. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  3. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  4. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Broadwell Preview
  6. How Open-Source Allowed Valve To Implement VULKAN Much Faster On The Source 2 Engine
Latest Linux News
  1. AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support
  2. A Gigabyte Sandy/Ivy Bridge Motherboard Now Handled By Coreboot
  3. Linux 3.16 Through Linux 4.0 Performance Benchmarks
  4. Intel's Windows Driver Now Supports OpenGL 4.4, Linux Driver Still With OpenGL 3.3
  5. DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  6. More eBPF Improvements Heading To Linux 4.1
  7. LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging
  8. Wine-Staging 1.7.41 Works On Improved Debugging Support
  9. GNOME 3.18 Release Schedule: 23 September Release
  10. Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"
  2. Linux 4.1 Brings Many Potentially Risky x86/ASM Changes
  3. Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET
  4. LibreOffice 4.5 Bumped To Become LibreOffice 5.0
  5. Linux Audio Is Being Further Modernized With The 4.1 Kernel
  6. KDBUS Is Taking A Lot Of Heat, Might Be Delayed From Mainline Linux Kernel
  7. VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released
  8. Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP