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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

HP Launches Their Low-Power Moonshot Servers

For the better part of two years now HP has been working on "Project Moonshot" as what the company hopes will be revolutionary as a new ultra energy-efficient server architecture. Moonshot began with Calxeda-based ARM SoCs, but in the end HP settled for Intel Atom processors. Released today were HP's Moonshot system based on the Intel Atom S1200.
8 April 2013 - Project Moonshot - 16 Comments

Dell/Alienware Introduce Linux Gaming PC

Alienware, the brand once very well known amongst gamers for their high-end gaming PCs and was since acquired by Dell, has introduced their first (Ubuntu) Linux gaming PC.
5 April 2013 - Alienware Gaming - 50 Comments

Intel Ultrabook: Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 13.04 Tests

Our latest benchmarks from the ASUS S56CA-WH31 Intel Ultrabook is comparing the performance of this Ivy Bridge laptop between Fedora 18 and a recent Ubuntu 13.04 development snapshot under various workloads.
4 April 2013 - Ultrabook On Linux - 14 Comments

Leap Motion Support Comes To Linux

The Leap Motion device with its motion sensing technology is now supported by Linux.
28 March 2013 - Leap Motion - 13 Comments

Linux USB PIco Projector Driver Gets Updated

After being nearly one year with no news from the project, the libam7xxx library that drives various USB pico projectors on Linux has been updated.
19 March 2013 - libam7xxx

Atheros Publishes Open-Source WiFi Firmware

Atheros has been more friendly towards Linux customers in recent years with open-source WiFi/network Linux drivers. Atheros has even been kind towards BSD users. The latest Atheros open-source contribution is the opening up of their firmware for two wireless chipsets.
12 March 2013 - Atheros - 30 Comments

ARM Ports Linux KVM To AArch64/ARM64

Last year ARM Holdings published ARM KVM virtualization support. This support was for ARMv7 hardware using the ARM Cortex-A15 since it's the first 32-bit ARM processor to support hardware virtualization. Ahead of the debut of any 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware, KVM has now been ported to ARM64.
5 March 2013 - ARM64

Running Modern Linux On The CompuLab Trim-Slice

At the beginning of last year I tested the CompuLab Trim-Slice, which was a great ARM-based Linux desktop for the time. While the hardware now shows its signs of aging in the fast-paced ARM world, modern Linux distributions can still be loaded up on the platform.
5 March 2013 - CompuLab Trin-Slice - 1 Comment

GCC Link-Time Optimizations On The ARM Cortex-A9

The ARM Linux benchmarks continue. This time around we're looking at how the GCC LTO (Link-Time Optimization) performance fairs when running from a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Cortex-A9 tablet.
2 March 2013 - Benchmarks - 1 Comment

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