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My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon

On Thursday my Broadwell-powered Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop/ultrabook finally arrived for some Linux testing of Intel's exciting Haswell successor. While many tests are forthcoming of this third-generation X1 Carbon -- including Broadwell Windows vs. Linux benchmarks -- here's my initial experiences over the first ~10 minutes with this new hardware.
23 January 2015 - Lenovo X1 Carbon - 24 Comments

Asynchronous Device/Driver Probing For The Linux Kernel

While Google's Chrome OS supports asynchronous device/driver probing, the mainline Linux kernel does not. However, patches are working toward this feat in order to speed up the kernel's boot process for hardware/drivers that are slow at probing.
17 January 2015 - Async Driver - 22 Comments

Collabora Improves Linux Support For Tegra-Based Chromebooks

Collabora has been making improvements to the Tegra-based Chromebooks for running the non-ChromeOS Linux desktop.
15 January 2015 - Tegra Chromebooks

Fitlet: A Linux-Friendly, Fanless PC Smaller Than A NUC

The Linux-friendly CompuLab PC hardware vendor has unveiled their newest fanless, tiny PC.
14 January 2015 - CompuLab Fitlet - 15 Comments

Freedreno User-Space Driver Stack Continues Stabilizing

Rob Clark's work on the open-source Freedreno driver stack the past few years is turning out quite nicely and suitable for end-users wanting an open-source graphics stack for Qualcomm Adreno hardware.
13 January 2015 - Freedreno Default - 2 Comments

My Next Linux Ultrabook: Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon With Core i7-5600U

As a follow-up to my post from this weekend about plans to get a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook for Linux testing, I've now finalized in my decision and have some more thoughts to share for any Linux users planning to soon get an Intel Broadwell laptop/ultrabook for your favorite open-source operating system.
13 January 2015 - Intel Broadwell Linux Laptop - 41 Comments

Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Power Consumption On An ASUS Zenbook

In upgrading to the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook, I'm debating whether to switch back to Fedora after having used Ubuntu for a number of years on my main production system after some falling out with a few less then stellar Fedora Core releases back in the day (of course, on test systems, there's plenty of Fedora around here but this is just about deciding on my next main OS for business tasks). In waiting for the new Broadwell ultrabook, I've been running some fresh Ubuntu and Fedora Linux tests on some other laptops/ultrabooks in the office.
12 January 2015 - Battery Power - 19 Comments

Linux Tests Are Coming Of The New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Broadwell)

One of my big highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week was Lenovo's launch of the Broadwell-based X1 Carbon ultrabook/laptop... It looks like the best ThinkPad in years! Many others seem to also think this new X1 Carbon is a winner, and with being one of the first Broadwell designs available in the US, is going to be benchmarked shortly on Phoronix.
11 January 2015 - X1 Carbon - 21 Comments

Tamil: Bringing Open-Source Graphics To ARM's Mali T-Series

It's been a while since last having anything to report on the Lima graphics driver as the project by Luc Verhaegen to provide a open-source, reverse-engineered ARM Mali driver. While it's been a while, it seems Luc is still working on the driver -- or what he's now calling the "Tamil Driver" as the Lima driver for ARM's Mali T-series hardware.
8 January 2015 - Tamil Driver - 5 Comments

Linux Stress & Torture Testing, Burning In Systems With Open-Source

There's a new way to pound your Linux/BSD systems very hard for burning them in, checking the system's reliability, and stressing them to the max.
7 January 2015 - Stress-Run - 9 Comments

All Of Samsung's 2015 Smart TVs To Be Powered By Tizen

Samsung Electronics announced today, one week prior to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, that all of their Smart TVs this year will be powered by the Linux-based Tizen operating system.
1 January 2015 - Tizen - 22 Comments

Quick Year-End Update On Phoromatic / LinuxBenchmarking.com

Earlier this month with the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 and the new Phoromatic, the LinuxBenchmarking.com test farm was announced.
31 December 2014 - LinuxBenchmarking.com - 2 Comments

The Top Linux Graphics Articles Of 2014: Testing Lots Of GPUs

Beyond the thousands of Phoronix news article this year with hundreds of them being concerned about Linux graphics as outlined already in various end-of-year top ten lists, published thus far this year (with another one or two still likely coming today) on Phoronix were 345 featured-length, multi-page articles to complement the shorter open-source Linux news pieces. Of the 345 articles, 132 of them were Linux graphics card reviews and other articles concerned about GPUs under Linux and/or Linux graphics drivers.
31 December 2014 - Linux Graphics

The Top AMD, Intel & NVIDIA Linux News For 2014

Here's another year-end Linux list... Well, three this time. This go-around is looking at the most popular NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD Linux news items of the past year.
30 December 2014 - Top Stories

Linux Gains Support For Really High Frame Rates With The PS3 Eye Camera

A new patch has been proposed today for the Linux kernel that would allow the PlayStation 3 Eye camera to capture at much higher frame-rates.
29 December 2014 - PlayStation 3 - 9 Comments

Marvell Releases New Open-Source 802.11ac WiFi Driver

On Christmas Eve, Marvell announced the release of a new open-source driver for one of its 802.11ac chips in cooperation with Linksys.
26 December 2014 - WRT1900AC - 4 Comments

UEFI Secure Boot Tools Updated For v2.4

James Bottomley has updated the open-source UEFI Secure Boot Tools for Linux distributions to build against the UEFI 2.4 specification.
23 December 2014 - UEFI Secure Boot Tools

Librem Linux Laptop Drops NVIDIA Graphics But Still Coming Up Short Of Goal

Last month I wrote about the Librem 15 as an open-source Linux laptop to the firmware, albeit it showed a number of shortcomings. Since then there's been a number of updates and other news sites are reporting on this "open-source friendly laptop", while here's my latest thoughts on this high-end Linux laptop.
23 December 2014 - Librem 15 - 20 Comments

Orange Pi Is The Latest Raspberry Pi Inspired ARM Board

The latest low-cost, Linux-friendly ARM single board computer is the Orange Pi that's trying to ride off the success of the Raspberry Pi.
22 December 2014 - Orange Pi - 20 Comments

An Open-Source Hardware Ambient Light Sensor Is Brought Up

Richard Hughes is looking to develop an open-source USB ambient light sensor as an OpenHardware initiative.
22 December 2014 - Ambient Light Sensor - 5 Comments

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