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Another ARM Video Decoder Being Reverse-Engineered

While the binary wall has yet to fall with ARM SoC vendors in terms of providing open-source drivers -- namely when it comes to the graphics / multimedia blocks -- there's many active community projects for reverse-engineering these ARM blocks to provide open-source support. Here's another project that's being done for cracking the video decoder on a popular Chinese ARM SoC.
4 September 2012 - Allwinner A10 - 6 Comments

cputemp 1.0 Released For Linux Thermal Monitoring

Version 1.0 has been reached for the cputemp utility that uses ACPI for monitoring the CPU temperature and providing various statistics under Linux.
3 September 2012 - cputemp 1.0 - 15 Comments

Quad-Core ODROID-X Tested Against PlayStation 3

Here are some more benchmarks of the ODROID-X, a $129 ARMv7 development board that packs four Cortex-A9 cores along with Mali-400 graphics to provide a fairly impressive punch. There's even some comparative numbers to a Sony PlayStation 3 running Linux.
24 August 2012 - Quad-Core ARM - 31 Comments

MacBook Pro - Ubuntu Linux: 21 Watts, OS X: 9 Watts

Earlier today I published the long-awaited benchmarks of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion vs. Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. The benchmarks showed strengths and weaknesses of both operating systems, resulting in the the usual spectrum of comments from Phoronix readers. Here now are the power consumption results when comparing OS X and Ubuntu Linux on Apple hardware.
23 August 2012 - Benchmarks - 37 Comments

PowerTOP Can Still Extend Battery Life On Linux

Following the recent release of PowerTOP 2.1 I did some testing from a modern Intel notebook to see what kind of power-savings one can expect from running the open-source PowerTOP software on a modern notebook running Ubuntu.
23 August 2012 - PowerTOP 2.1 Testing - 12 Comments

ARM Calxeda Highbank Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks

Back in June there were Calxeda's ARM Highbank performance claims of delivering 15x performance-per-Watt superior performance to Intel's Xeon x86 processor. At long last, independent benchmarks of a quad-core Calxeda Highbank board are beginning to surface.
15 August 2012 - Calxeda Highbank - 1 Comment

Qualcomm Atheros Publishes New Network Driver

While Atheros network adapters were once notorious under Linux, their wired and wireless network adapters in recent years have been backed by permissively-licensed open-source drivers from the company. This work continues with Qualcomm Atheros announcing this week the release of a new ALX network driver.
12 August 2012 - Qualcomm Atheros - 4 Comments

2012 MacBook Air Isn't Trouble-Free On Linux

While lately I've been busy with trying out the Retina MacBook Pro under Linux, which has been a big problem and I'm not recommending the rMBP for Linux users at this time (more details soon), it looks like the new MacBook Air might also have some Linux woes. Outside of Apple, the Sony Vaio Z Ivy Bridge laptop also has some Linux problems of its own.
11 August 2012 - 2012 MacBook Air - 20 Comments

Retina MacBook Pro Graphics: OS X Is Okay, But Linux Breaks

While the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display is beautiful having a 15-inch display running at a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and 220 pixels-per-inch, Linux isn't ready for this high-performance, high pixel density notebook.
8 August 2012 - It Sucks For Linux - 28 Comments

Talking Phoronix On The Linux Action Show

For those that missed it from Twitter this weekend, I was back on the Linux Action Show talking about, well, Linux.
6 August 2012 - Twitter - 5 Comments

Apple's Retina MacBook Pro Causes Linux Woes

Linux on the 2012 Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display can cause some problems.
30 July 2012 - Apple MacBook Pro - 11 Comments

AHCI vs. IDE Linux Performance Benchmarks

Hitting OpenBenchmarking.org this weekend are some interesting benchmarks comparing performance of AHCI vs. IDE modes under Linux from an AMD Fusion system.
29 July 2012 - Interesting Benchmarks - 11 Comments

Nearing Autonomous Linux Benchmark Selections

When it comes to advancing Linux and open-source benchmarking, a number of breakthroughs are on the horizon with the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org.
16 July 2012 - OpenBenchmarking.org - 8 Comments

Reverse-Engineering USB Keyboards For Linux Support

For those interested in reverse-engineering USB keyboards (or other input devices), there's a short yet effective guide by Julien Danjou for reverse-engineering a Logitech keyboard in order to provide Linux support.
12 July 2012 - USB Keyboard - 16 Comments

Imagination Releases New PowerVR GPUs

While Imagination Technologies has yet to change their stance on allowing open-source Linux graphics drivers or improving the quality of their closed-source Linux driver IP, they released two new GPUs today in the PowerVR line-up.
9 July 2012 - PowerVR Series6 - 15 Comments

HTC Desire HD, Xoom Linaro Benchmarked

For those curious about the Linux performance on some modern ARM hardware like the Motorola Xoom or HTC Desire HD, here are some benchmarks comparing the performance of some ARM hardware compared to an Intel Atom, Intel Pentium, and AMD Athlon processors.
3 July 2012 - Benchmarks - 7 Comments

Old X Drivers Get Updated, GPU Hot-Plug Refreshed

David Airlie has started out the week by putting out new releases for several of the vintage X.Org graphics drivers as well as publishing his very latest GPU hot-plug / PRIME stack, which is now 36 patches against the X.Org Server.
2 July 2012 - New Work - 1 Comment

Open-Source Freedreno Hits New 3D Milestone

The latest milestone for Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Qualcomm Adreno graphics processor found on their Snapdragon ARM SoC, is a spinning cube.
30 June 2012 - Qualcomm - 2 Comments

The Most Energy-Efficient Linux Computers

For those that missed it, the Green500 list was updated for June 2012. IBM's BlueGene/Q super-computer hardware dominates but there's a few surprises besides that.
30 June 2012 - Published - 6 Comments

PanoVRama: Open Multi-Projector Image Rendering

If you happen to have about six projectors laying around, there's a new open-source project available that comes out of academia for panoramic multi-projector image rendering to have a panoramic visualization system for things like flight simulators and Google Earth.
29 June 2012 - Six Projectors - 3 Comments

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