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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

Apple iPad Tethering Now Works With Linux

If you've been wanting to share your iPad's Internet connection with your Linux system without resorting to jail-breaking your tablet or going through other lengthy steps, it should now be possible to setup.
26 June 2012 - Kernel Driver Update - 6 Comments

Showing The 96-Core Ubuntu ARM Cluster In Action

As a follow-up to the Building A 96-Core Ubuntu ARM Solar-Powered Cluster, here's some videos and other information on this ~200 Watt ARM cluster that was running Ubuntu 12.04 and assembled out of 48 PandaBoards.
21 June 2012 - Videos - 2 Comments

Linux Driver Support Still Leaves A Lot To Desire

A few days ago when I shared the biggest problems with Linux as judged by the Phoronix community, at least a few people took issue with the fact that some of the ugly issues with Linux were pointed out.
21 June 2012 - It's Not Better Than Windows - 96 Comments

Calxeda Claims 15x Advantage Over Intel Xeon

Calxeda has put out its first benchmark of their forthcoming Calxeda ARM Server. The company is claiming a 15x performance-per-Watt advantage over a recent Intel Xeon CPU.
20 June 2012 - Calxeda ARM Servers - 16 Comments

Linux On The 2012 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro?

Since yesterday's keynote at the beginning of Apple's WWDC event where they announced several new MacBook products, I've received a number of emails asking about the Linux support for these 2012 MacBook Air models and the next-generation MacBook Pro.
12 June 2012 - Apple MacBooks - 55 Comments

Samsung Goes Platinum For Linux Foundation

Samsung Electronics has become a platinum sponsor of the Linux Foundation.
6 June 2012 - Platinum Supporter - 8 Comments

The Most Popular Linux News Of Eight Years

With the 8th birthday of Phoronix yesterday, here's a collection of the most popular Phoronix stories about Linux and open-source that were written since its creation in 2004.
6 June 2012 - Phoronix History

A New Open-Source GPU Comes About

After writing last month the open-source graphics card is dead and why the open-source graphics card failed, this weekend I received an email that begins with "Open Graphics! Here we go again! As our master thesis work we have implemented a open source graphics accelerator."
4 June 2012 - Another One - 11 Comments

The UEFI SecureBoot Saga For Linux Continues

The UEFI SecureBoot saga for Linux continues with another update by Matthew Garrett of Red Hat.
31 May 2012 - Latest - 70 Comments

The Open-Source Snapdragon Driver Wasn't Killed

Back in April I wrote about an open-source graphics driver for Qualcomm's Snapdragon. This reverse-engineered driver project was actually started by an employee of Texas Instruments -- a competitor to Qualcomm -- but was being done since it was some of the only ARM hardware out there where the developer wasn't tainted by NDAs. Since Phoronix delivered the announcement of this Snapdragon GPU driver, there hasn't been much news to report.
30 May 2012 - ARM Linux - 4 Comments

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