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After writing recently about the PowerTOP 2.6 release and mentioning that some new power consumption/efficiency tests were in the works at Phoronix, a few readers wrote in asking about other ways to extend their battery life under Linux.
21 May 2014 - Battery - 15 Comments
For many weeks now David Airlie at Red Hat has been working on DisplayPort MST (Multi-Stream Transport) for the open-source Linux graphics stack while this code is now getting into shape.
21 May 2014 - Multi-Stream Transport
Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett is out with a new blog post to end out the weekend. This latest post isn't about Linux UEFI problems or the like, but his observations from the OpenStack Summit about the most popular laptop vendor being Apple even though OpenStack is mostly about Linux deployments...
19 May 2014 - Developer Experience - 241 Comments
One of the newest laptops out of System76, the well known hardware vendor in Linux circles for their Ubuntu support, is the latest version of their Bonobo Extreme. While the laptop weighs 8.6 lbs / 3.9 kg, it does aim to offer extreme Linux performance.
15 May 2014 - Extreme Linux - 11 Comments
The VESA association has added "Adaptive-Sync" to the DisplayPort 1.2a video interface specification. Adaptive-Sync is a vendor-neutral way of having a dynamic/adaptive refresh-rate and similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
12 May 2014 - Adaptive-Sync - 20 Comments
Back in the middle of April I wrote about the Improv ARM development board not yet shipping and many of the early pre-order customers being frustrated that the open-source-friendly hardware still isn't shipping months past its original ship date. Since then, there's still been no official update and it looks like one of their suppliers isn't even working with them anymore.
7 May 2014 - Improv - 7 Comments
In June we should start seeing the Allwinner A80-based hardware designs hitting the market for a much needed performance boost for Allwinner SoCs.
5 May 2014 - Allwinner A80 - 17 Comments
The work by David Airlie of Red Hat's DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport is beginning to show success.
3 May 2014 - DisplayPort MST - 8 Comments
A few Phoronix readers have written in with excitement thinking in recent weeks - including this morning - that ARM open-sourced their Linux/Android graphics driver... But in reality, nothing has changed.
2 May 2014 - Bits - 6 Comments
Clpeak is a relatively new open-source tool for querying the peak capabilities of OpenCL devices under Linux.
28 April 2014 - clpeak
A new update was recently released for Jolla's Sailfish OS for running on Google's Nexus 4 smart-phone.
27 April 2014 - Sailfish OS - 8 Comments
Those in need of an affordable external DVD writer that's USB 2.0 based and will work with Linux, Amazon has a simple yet reliable and Linux-friendly slim external DVD burner that doesn't cost too much.
20 April 2014 - DVD Burner - 13 Comments
For those that may be looking for a PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapter, the TP-LINK TG-3468 is a suitable choice and costs just $12 USD and runs well with Linux.
20 April 2014 - Ethernet - 27 Comments
One of the newer supports of Phoronix.com is eRacks, a company specializing in open-source systems -- primarily rackmounts and other high performance hardware -- since 1999.
19 April 2014 - eRacks - 14 Comments
Announced last year was an open-source ARM development board running Mer with an aim of supporting X.Org and Wayland based environments and would be powerful enough to run KDE's Plasma Active environment. The Improv is now three months past its original ship-date and there's no indication of the low-end dual-core Cortex-A7 + 1GB RAM hardware shipping anytime soon.
18 April 2014 - Improv - 9 Comments
A second Git pull request has been made for the ACPI and power management code within the kernel for Linux 3.15.
10 April 2014 - Power Management
Belkin announced today they are starting to ship the WRT1900AC, their WRT54G open-source router successor that now supports 802.11ac and other modern features. Belkin is working on open-source OpenWRT support for this new router.
10 April 2014 - Open-Source Router - 48 Comments
Qualcomm announced this morning their next-generation 64-bit processors for what they hope yields "the ultimate connected mobile computing experiences" with a ton of new features and capabilities.
7 April 2014 - Snapdragon 800 - 28 Comments
There's continued work with the Linux 3.15 kernel for bettering ARM hardware support on Linux, but overall there isn't anything overly exciting by the SoC changes this merge window.
5 April 2014 - ARM - 2 Comments
AAEON, a company owned by ASUS that specializes in industrial and embedded platforms for applications ranging from railroads to the military, sent over their AAEON EMB-BT1 board that's loaded with an Atom E3825 Bay Trail SoC. A full Linux write-up of this exciting mini-ITX board will be coming soon on Phoronix, but for some weekend benchmarks are some initial results for the E3825 when running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
5 April 2014 - AAEON EMB-BT1 - 2 Comments
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