16 July 2011 - 37 Comments
There's just over 60 days remaining until the 2011 Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich, but here's the official Phoronix guide for any readers that are still contemplating a visit to this annual Bavarian festival where the yearly "PhoronixFest" meet-up takes place. Contrary to the popular American belief, the "real" Oktoberfest in Munich is much more than just being a festival about beer and is well worth visiting.
The Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) for Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot" took place last week in Budapest, Hungary. A lot of meetings and development discussions took place. There were a lot of Phoronix news posts that I had wrote from Budapest, so if you happened to miss out on some of them, here's a summary of them.
20 September 2010 - 5 Comments
The X.Org Developers' Summit in Toulouse finished up over the weekend. It is now time for PhoronixFest at Oktoberfest in Munich, but here is a recap of what was discussed at this French X.Org event along with some photos.
7 April 2010 - 85 Comments
I just returned to the United States after being in Ukraine the past five days over Easter weekend. The purpose of this trip was to explore the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident and surrounding areas -- Kyiv, Pripyat, the Red Forest, etc. Contrary to some initial beliefs, it was not an April Fools' Joke. Due to the great interest in Chernobyl among those interested in science and technology whether it be due to the fascination with nuclear power or finding Chernobyl popularized by video games, documentaries, and the like, I have published my collection of these photographs of Chernobyl showing what the area looks like in 2010 -- just days prior to the 24th anniversary of this catastrophic disaster -- along with some of my thoughts and information collected from this journey.
5 June 2009 - 40 Comments
It was five years ago today, on the 5th of June 2004, that Phoronix.com launched. It was also one year ago to the day that Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 was released. Here are a few statistics and highlights from the past five years with what we have set out to accomplish with enriching the Linux hardware experience and driving Linux-based benchmarking and testing.
3 September 2008
Enclosed in this article are some of our rough notes and audio recordings from the first day of the 2008 X Developers' Summit. More details to come over the next two days. The talks today were mostly related to X Input.
23 July 2008 - 4 Comments
Following this morning's keynote at OSCON 2008, Intel's Keith Packard had talked about the status of X. This short talk wasn't too different from his recent blog posting and what he had talked about at FOSDEM, but there were a few interesting tid-bits of information. Enclosed are some of the quick notes from his talk.
O'Reilly Media this afternoon held their Tuesday Evening Extravaganza to mark the end of their tutorial portion of this leading open-source convention and now turning to technical sessions and the expo hall. As part of this extravaganza, Mark Shuttleworth was the keynote speaker and he was talking about free software, driving innovation faster within free software, and the art of software engineering. In addition, the Python Foundation had presented their annual Frank Willison Award, the White Camel Awards were also presented, and the Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards were handed out. The two other speakers this afternoon were Robert Lefkowitz and Damian Conway. Below are a few pictures from tonight's festivities.
17 June 2008 - 6 Comments
On Monday AMD had made an announcement surrounding the convergence of computer gaming and Hollywood film making with Cinema 2.0. Cinema 2.0 is not a new GPU technology, a new piece of software, or anything tangible, but it's been described as just an inflection point and vision/road-map. Cinema 2.0 is similar to the Web 2.0 ecosystem and they believe it will be a defining moment in the gaming and graphics industries.
9 April 2008
The second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit kicked off yesterday with a variety of free software and Linux talks. The topics ranged from VIA announcing a new open-source driver strategy to pictures of MySQL executives burning their IPO prospectus information following their acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Ending off the first day of talks was a party at the QUA Bottle Lounge in downtown Austin, Texas. Here are a few pictures from the day.