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Last month for the Phoronix 11th birthday we ran Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons and Phenoms To Xeons. This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our LinuxBenchmarking.com test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab.
1 July 2015 - Test Lab
The ARC architecture updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel have landed.
1 July 2015 - Linux 4.2 ARC
As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards.
28 June 2015 - ARM Linux 4.2
The libata updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel may be of interest this time around for solid-state drive owners thanks to some NCQ TRIM improvements.
26 June 2015 - libata
Linux 4.2 has many audio/sound related improvements, including support for newer hardware.
25 June 2015 - Linux 4.2 Sound
It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LM-Sensor camp, but this morning they have to announced their latest release (v3.4.0).
25 June 2015 - lm-sensors 3.4
For the past few months we've been reporting on Allwinner's apparent violations of (L)GPL code primarily around CedarX/media-related bits. While it looked like things were taking a turn for the better last month when they published some new open-source code and joined the Linux Foundation, there's some fresh criticism this week.
23 June 2015 - Allwinner
For Raspberry Pi users out there, the default firmware branch has changed to using the
22 June 2015 - Raspberry Pi Linux 4
In trying to reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, etc, in the basement server room, here's the air purifier and ionizers I've been using for reducing the elements to clean in the big home Linux server room.
21 June 2015 - Air + Dust
Another test system has been deployed for adding to more daily testing and performance benchmarking of the open-source AMD RadeonSI Linux graphics stack.
20 June 2015 - Another System
To very little surprise, Ouya -- the company that started out on Kickstarter as an Android game console -- has been acquired. The reported suitor for the company is high-end gaming company Razer.
16 June 2015 - Razer Buys Out Ouya
The latest talk is that Imagination Technologies may be developing an open-source Linux graphics driver for their PowerVR hardware.
15 June 2015 - PowerVR Open-Source
While there's already 50+ systems dedicated to daily upstream Linux/open-source benchmarking at LinuxBenchmarking.com, yet another system was commissioned last night.
13 June 2015 - LinuxBenchmarking.com
The power use of our open-source, Linux benchmarking test farm is on the rise, especially over the summer months.
11 June 2015 - Data
Rob Clark has sent in his feature updates for Freedreno's MSM DRM driver that will target the Linux 4.2 kernel.
8 June 2015 - Freedreno DRM
Earlier this week I was pondering the state of HP's "The Machine" and Linux++ with the Linux++ software platform supposed to come in June of 2015. Not much information has been heard on these experimental projects, but now there's some new information coming out.
4 June 2015 - The Machine
Intel has announced that they will be abandoning their traditional Thunderbolt connector with the upcoming Thunderbolt 3 specification. Instead, this high transfer speed technology will use a USB Type-C connector.
2 June 2015 - Type-C Thunderbolt
Back in 2014 HP made waves over announcing work on "The Machine" that will be a much more efficient computer design than the status quo and that there'd be a new Linux++ / Carbon operating system. Last year they said in "June 2015" they expected to have out Linux++ for emulating the new hardware design.
1 June 2015 - HP Linux OS For The Machine
This month on Phoronix there were 227 original news stories and 13 featured length articles / Linux hardware reviews. Here's a look at what was exciting Phoronix readers the most this month.
31 May 2015 - May 2015
Ealier this year the HiSense Chromebook was released at Walmart in the US, a 11.6-inch quad-core ARM notebook priced at just $149 USD and running ChromeOS. But how well does it run Ubuntu Linux?
29 May 2015 - HiSense Chromebook
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