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Intel Haswell-Based Apple MacBook Air, HD 5000 Benchmarks

Earlier this week at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the refreshed MacBook Air laptops were released and based upon Intel's new Haswell processors. The brand new 11-inch Apple MacBook Air with the beautiful Core i5 Haswell CPU and Intel HD Graphics 5000 GPU is already within the Phoronix labs and being benchmarked.
15 June 2013 - Apple MacBook Air - 19 Comments

Allwinner SoC Still Unlikely For Upstream Linux Kernel

While Allwinner ARM SoCs are found within massive amounts of the low-cost Android tablets manufactured in China, and there is some open-source Allwinner Linux kernel support, it's still unlikely that the patches will land upstream anytime soon.
5 June 2013 - Allwinner Linux - 20 Comments

Qualcomm Publishes New ath10k 802.11ac Driver

Qualcomm developers have posted their new mac80211 driver for the Qualcomm Atheros QCA98xx 802.11ac wireless adapters for use with the Linux kernel.
3 June 2013 - ath10k - 1 Comment

Windows 8 Hardware Has Another Problem For Linux

With a brand new PC certified for Microsoft Windows 8 and shipping the OS, even if you don't plan to use the operating system, it can be difficult to bypass the Windows license agreement before wiping it to install your favorite Linux distribution.
29 May 2013 - Windows 8 Hardware - 102 Comments

Raspberry Pi's Raspbian Improves Its Performance

The Debian-based "Raspbian" Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi ARM development board is now a heck of a lot faster thanks to recent software improvements.
28 May 2013 - Raspbian Benchmarks - 8 Comments

Freedreno Gallium3D Now Banging The Adreno A3XX

One month after Rob Clark began developing his Freedreno Gallium3D stack for Qualcomm's Adreno A3xx hardware, he's beginning to achieve visual success. While the code hasn't yet been merged into mainline Mesa, on an A320 as found on the Google Nexus 4 he has es2gears (the OpenGL ES version of glxgears) successfully running on this open-source code.
20 May 2013 - Rob Clark's Driver - 10 Comments

Jolla Announces Their First Phone

The ex-Nokia developers that formed Jolla to work on Sailfish OS to work on a new range of Linux-based smartphones to start where MeeGo left off, have announced their first smartphone.
20 May 2013 - Jolla Smartphone - 56 Comments

Logitech Begins Supporting Linux Users

While Linux game developers and publishers have grown more interested in the Linux market-share over the past year following Valve's major Linux play, one of the sectors that is still lagging behind is gaming hardware and peripherals. Fortunately, Logitech is finally beginning to show their Linux cards.
18 May 2013 - Logitech Interest - 31 Comments

DRM Graphics Driver Comes For Dove/Cubox

The SolidRun CuBox is advertised as the "world's smallest desktop computer" with a size of just two-inches cubed (5cm). The CuBox is powered by an ARM PJ4 800MHz SoC and now it has available an open-source DRM Linux graphics driver.
17 May 2013 - Cubox - 6 Comments

Linux 3.10: Improved eCryptfs AES-NI Performance

The eCryptfs pull for the Linux 3.10 kernel has been merged. What's noticeable about this feature pull is the improved encryption performance for modern AMD/Intel CPUs supporting AES-NI.
10 May 2013 - eCryptfs

Why IBM Now Views LLVM As Being Critical Software

It wasn't until the middle of 2012 that IBM viewed LLVM as being "critical" to support but since then they have decided to fully support LLVM across all IBM server platforms. Last week in Paris at the European LLVM Meeting, one of their developers talked about the tipping point in supporting LLVM on IBM hardware and their current development status.
7 May 2013 - IBM LLVM - 18 Comments

KVM Virtualization Gets New Features In Linux 3.10

The Linux 3.10 kernel will feature new improvements and features when it comes to KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization.
5 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 1 Comment

ARM Support Will Change A Lot With Linux 3.10

In addition to improved 64-bit ARM support with the Linux 3.10 kernel, ARM architecture support in general will improve a lot with this in-development kernel release.
2 May 2013 - ARM Support - 5 Comments

ARM64 Support Will Improve In Linux 3.10 (AArch64)

Support for the emerging 64-bit ARM Architecture, a.k.a. ARM64 or AArch64, will see better support with the Linux 3.10 kernel.
2 May 2013 - 64-bit ARM

More Linux Utilities Come For USB Logitech Devices

It's been a while since last reporting any improved to Logitech device support on Linux or any other USB gaming mice/keyboards for Linux. However, a Phoronix reader has written in with some news.
27 April 2013 - Improvements - 54 Comments

The State Of ARM SoC GPU Linux Drivers

Here's an interesting interview concerning the state of open-source Linux SoC graphics drivers.
26 April 2013 - Linux Graphics - 16 Comments

ZFS vs. EXT4 On Linux Multi-Disk RAID Benchmarks

When dealing with multi-disk configurations and RAID, the ZFS file-system on Linux can begin to outperform EXT4 at least in some configurations.
25 April 2013 - RAID Benchmarks - 27 Comments

NetworkManager's ModemManager Now Speaks MBIM

ModemManager, the component of NetworkManager for dealing with mobile broadband devices and other modem hardware, now has support for the new MBIM protocol.
17 April 2013 - ModemManager - 7 Comments

Ouya Game Console Performance Is Disappointing

The gaming performance for Ouya, the successful Kickstarter project to develop a low-cost Android-powered open game console, is rather poor.
15 April 2013 - Ouya - 177 Comments

IBM Pushes New SystemZ Back-End For LLVM

IBM is becoming increasingly interested in SystemZ for a variety of purposes, including the use of the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver. As a result, IBM developers have created a new LLVM back-end for their mainframe computers.
14 April 2013 - SystemZ - 1 Comment

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