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This Week: Benchmarking, Benchmarking, & IGDNG

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Published on 16 August 2009 06:34 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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This week at Phoronix we published two articles that had benchmarks that generated quite a bit of interest and feedback: The Cost of SELinux, Audit, and Kernel Debugging and Arch Linux 2009.8 Benchmarks. The test results in these two articles were, of course, powered by the Phoronix Test Suite, for which we had additional news about this week. We had published an open letter to tech review web-sites challenging them to embrace Linux-based benchmarking. We also sought suggestions and feedback for a big OS benchmarking comparison we are about to set out on next month with Ubuntu, Mac OS X 10.6, FreeBSD 8.0, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, and others.

When it comes to Linux graphics drivers, this week we made mention of the Intel KMS overlay support, VIA will soon release a new 2D driver, Intel's IGDNG is the Clarkdale & Arrandale, the Poulsbo driver on Fedora, and the Radeon driver picks up OpenGL VBO and OQ support.

There was also talk this week about the Linux 2.6.31-rc6 kernel, Intel's Moorestown on Linux, the Unigine engine advancing, the GNOME 2.28 beta, and much more.

That covers most of the highlights from this week. Of course, much more was discussed in our forums, IRC channel, and news archives. We should also remind you that you can experience ad-free browsing, single-page-view articles, and help support our operations by becoming a Phoronix Premium subscriber. We also like tips (via PayPal). Additionally, you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and RSS. Lastly, be sure to stop by some of our other web properties like Foodstruments.com and RadeonHD.org.

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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 .
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