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Tweaking Your Fedora Installation For Maximum Productivity & Features

No Linux distribution is absolutely perfect for any and all use cases. Some use older software than the user would prefer, some lack the polish that comes with a distribution integrating all the pieces together, some projects might be heading down a direction that the user disagrees with. Many users end up finding themselves in the arms of the Fedora Project or its cousin the CentOS Project, as it provides the tri-fecta of up-to-date software, distribution level integration, and tweak-ability that Linux users so often enjoy.
16 June 2015

Fedora 22 KDE Delivers A Great Plasma 5 Experience

Another ~6 months down, another Fedora release. While Fedora 23 looks to be an interesting release over all -- with some initial changes coming to Anaconda, and some changes coming to the upgrade process -- this release was more low-key for most of Fedora-land. Workstation saw updates to notifications and general theme'ing improvements, Gnome Software got AppData integration to bring the Software Center closer to an app-store experience. Of course Gnome Boxes and Gnome Builder were included as well, allowing for more out-of-the-box developer improvements in the realm of Virutalization and IDE's, respectively. But there weren't any ground breaking features across the board -- no swapping of the init system, no BTRFS, no Wayland by default, although GDM is running the Login Screen through Wayland.
7 June 2015

Radeon OpenGL Benchmarks On Fedora 22

For those that haven't yet upgraded to Fedora 22, here's some benchmarks comparing the open-source Radeon graphics performance of Fedora 21 against the newly-released Fedora 22 Linux distribution update.
30 May 2015

Fedora Workstation 22 Is Looking Great, Running Fantastic

Fedora 22 is now under its final freeze with planned availability before month's end. I've been running Fedora 22 on various development systems and in the benchmarking farm at Phoronix to great success.
13 May 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell

While we know Intel Broadwell performance is much faster on Ubuntu 15.04 than Ubuntu 14.10, with this week's release of Ubuntu Vivd Vervet, here's some fresh results looking to see how the Intel Haswell graphics performance has evolved over the past six months. For the many Intel Haswell owners out there, you'll be pleased that the performance has overall improved.
22 April 2015 - 10 Comments

OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board

With having a new Apple Mac Mini in our testing labs this week, I ran some basic benchmarks comparing Mac OS X 10.10.2 to Ubuntu 15.04 to Fedora 21 in a few different configurations.
26 March 2015 - 29 Comments

Previewing The F22 Alpha Release: Fedora 22 Is In Great Shape

This weekend I spent some time testing the latest Fedora 22 test candidate ahead of tomorrow's Fedora 22 Alpha release. Overall the experience was very good and I'm very excited for the official Fedora 22 release in May. I felt Fedora 21 was the best release yet and switched to running it on my most critical production system while now Fedora 22 is set to beat out its previous release.
9 March 2015 - 9 Comments

Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE

With the Kubuntu 15.04 release due out in April it's using the Plasma 5 desktop by default. This morning I tried out the latest daily ISO snapshot of Kubuntu 15.04 to see how this bleeding-edge KDE Linux desktop experience is panning out. Simply put, Kubuntu and the latest KDE experience is doing quite well.
25 February 2015 - 59 Comments

5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC

The latest Linux benchmarks for your viewing pleasure are a comparison of five Linux distributions tested on the new Intel Core i3 Broadwell NUC with a variety of performance tests.
24 February 2015 - 6 Comments

Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE With An Intel Broadwell Ultrabook

The latest Linux benchmarks I have to share from the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Intel Broadwell processor are some openSUSE Tumbleweed tests with the results compared to Fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.10/15.04.
2 February 2015 - 5 Comments

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