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There's new input drivers for Linux 3.20 and improvements to the existing input drivers with this next kernel version.
11 February 2015 - Input - 4 Comments
Last month IBM announced the z13 micro-processor for their z13 mainframe computers. IBM claims the z13 is the "world's fastest microprocessor" and now with Linux 3.20 there's full support.
11 February 2015 - IBM z13 - 9 Comments
96Boards, the open hardware specification for ARM boards out of the Linaro Community Board Group, has out their first ARM board certified against their consumer edition standard.
9 February 2015 - 96Boards HiKey - 39 Comments
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone announced today that will begin selling next week via "flash sales" is certainly interesting from the software side with being the first official Ubuntu Phone, but from a hardware side, it's less than exciting.
6 February 2015 - BQ Blobs - 16 Comments
There's one company hammering for more Linux hardware test data even more than myself...
6 February 2015 - Linux Hardware Hammer - 11 Comments
Yesterday ARM announced the new high-end Cortex-A72 CPU and today it's supported by the GCC and LLVM Clang compilers.
4 February 2015 - ARM Cortex-A72 - 3 Comments
While the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Broadwell processor is playing fairly well under Linux, the new Dell XPS 13 laptop/ultrabook that's been of interest to many Phoronix readers still has a lot of work ahead although it's effectively usable right now.
3 February 2015 - Broadwell XPS 13 - 34 Comments
The just-announced Raspberry Pi 2 is said to be six times faster than the original Raspberry Pi thanks to finally moving over to ARMv7 and going with a quad-core SoC design. While the RPi2 doesn't compete with the higher-end ARM SBCs that cost more and perform dramatically better, the Raspberry Pi 2 speed improvement is very noticeable even for tasks like web browsing.
2 February 2015 - Raspberry Pi 2 Speed - 27 Comments
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, their first multi-core, ARMv7 single board computer.
2 February 2015 - RPi2 - 52 Comments
Rob Clark has sent in his main pull request of the Freedreno's MSM DRM driver with changes intended for the Linux 3.20 kernel.
1 February 2015 - Freedreno MSM DRM
While new Linux laptop projects keep popping up and many of these open-source friendly hardware projects never materialize, the Librem 15 at least has managed to shoot past its original funding goal.
31 January 2015 - Librem 15 - 17 Comments
Open Lunchbox is the latest project attempting to do an open-source laptop design. Open Lunchbox is trying to do their laptop project in a modular, open hardware design.
31 January 2015 - Open Lunchbox - 32 Comments
While benchmarked the most this month on Phoronix was the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Broadwell CPU given its the latest-generation Intel microarchitecture, February on Phoronix will be much more interesting if you're at all interested in servers or workstation hardware... Or just seeing what's possible if you happen to have a ton of system memory and disks.
30 January 2015 - Tons Of Memory - 9 Comments
On Thursday my Broadwell-powered Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop/ultrabook finally arrived for some Linux testing of Intel's exciting Haswell successor. While many tests are forthcoming of this third-generation X1 Carbon -- including Broadwell Windows vs. Linux benchmarks -- here's my initial experiences over the first ~10 minutes with this new hardware.
23 January 2015 - Lenovo X1 Carbon - 24 Comments
While Google's Chrome OS supports asynchronous device/driver probing, the mainline Linux kernel does not. However, patches are working toward this feat in order to speed up the kernel's boot process for hardware/drivers that are slow at probing.
17 January 2015 - Async Driver - 22 Comments
Collabora has been making improvements to the Tegra-based Chromebooks for running the non-ChromeOS Linux desktop.
15 January 2015 - Tegra Chromebooks
The Linux-friendly CompuLab PC hardware vendor has unveiled their newest fanless, tiny PC.
14 January 2015 - CompuLab Fitlet - 15 Comments
Rob Clark's work on the open-source Freedreno driver stack the past few years is turning out quite nicely and suitable for end-users wanting an open-source graphics stack for Qualcomm Adreno hardware.
13 January 2015 - Freedreno Default - 2 Comments
As a follow-up to my post from this weekend about plans to get a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook for Linux testing, I've now finalized in my decision and have some more thoughts to share for any Linux users planning to soon get an Intel Broadwell laptop/ultrabook for your favorite open-source operating system.
13 January 2015 - Intel Broadwell Linux Laptop - 41 Comments
In upgrading to the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook, I'm debating whether to switch back to Fedora after having used Ubuntu for a number of years on my main production system after some falling out with a few less then stellar Fedora Core releases back in the day (of course, on test systems, there's plenty of Fedora around here but this is just about deciding on my next main OS for business tasks). In waiting for the new Broadwell ultrabook, I've been running some fresh Ubuntu and Fedora Linux tests on some other laptops/ultrabooks in the office.
12 January 2015 - Battery Power - 19 Comments
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