Linux on the 2012 Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display can cause some problems.
Hitting OpenBenchmarking.org this weekend are some interesting benchmarks comparing performance of AHCI vs. IDE modes under Linux from an AMD Fusion system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest milestone for Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Qualcomm Adreno graphics processor found on their Snapdragon ARM SoC, is a spinning cube.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Electronics has become a platinum sponsor of the Linux Foundation.
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.
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."
The UEFI SecureBoot saga for Linux continues with another update by Matthew Garrett of Red Hat.
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.
There's a growing number of features coming about for the Linux 3.5 kernel. Covered so far has been the DRM GPU drivers, input, input, and other areas. The ARM architecture has also been enhanced with Linux 3.5.
VIA fired off an email this morning because they received a best choice award at Computex.
Last week I wrote that the open-source graphics card is dead. The developer behind Project VGA has now written a lengthy email to me to explain why the open-source graphics card is no more.
This weekend at LinuxTag 2012, an update was shared concerning the state of the Lima driver project -- the initiative to create a reverse-engineered, open-source ARM Mali driver.
The DMA-BUF buffer sharing mechanism in the Linux kernel will gain new features with the Linux 3.5 kernel.
The Linux 3.5 kernel will introduce support for the Sound Core3D audio cards that were launched by Creative last year.
The effort to create an open-source graphics card suffered a premature and quiet death some time ago.
ARM has published a new open-source X.Org DDX Linux graphics driver while working to enable support for their next-generation ARM Mali T6xx graphics core.
Another new open-source KMS (kernel mode-setting) kernel graphics driver has tipped-up. This time it's for...
Here's a look at some Linux hardware and software usage trends over the past year on a month-by-month basis.
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