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New Input Drivers Coming To Linux 3.20

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

Linux 3.20 To Fully Support The IBM z13

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

HiKey: An 8-Core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 Board For $129 USD, But With One Sad Flaw

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 Ubuntu Phone Will Be Stocked With Binary Blobs

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

The One Hardware Company Hammering Linux The Most

There's one company hammering for more Linux hardware test data even more than myself...
6 February 2015 - Linux Hardware Hammer - 11 Comments

GCC & Clang Now Support ARM's New Cortex-A72

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

Linux Support For The Broadwell Dell XPS 13 Isn't Yet In Shape

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 Raspberry Pi 2 Makes A Big Difference Even For Web Browsing

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

Raspberry Pi 2 Launches With Quad-Core ARM SoC

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

Freedreno's MSM Driver Has New Features For Linux 3.20

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

Librem 15 Linux Laptop Set To Close At Around $400k USD

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: Yet Another Open-Source Laptop Attempt

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

Linux Benchmarking... Even Faster & A Very Interesting February

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

My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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

Asynchronous Device/Driver Probing For The Linux Kernel

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 Improves Linux Support For Tegra-Based Chromebooks

Collabora has been making improvements to the Tegra-based Chromebooks for running the non-ChromeOS Linux desktop.
15 January 2015 - Tegra Chromebooks

Fitlet: A Linux-Friendly, Fanless PC Smaller Than A NUC

The Linux-friendly CompuLab PC hardware vendor has unveiled their newest fanless, tiny PC.
14 January 2015 - CompuLab Fitlet - 15 Comments

Freedreno User-Space Driver Stack Continues Stabilizing

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

My Next Linux Ultrabook: Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon With Core i7-5600U

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

Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Power Consumption On An ASUS Zenbook

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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