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I Miss My MacBook Pro, Buggy Iris Graphics Gives Headaches

As many Phoronix readers will recall, I switched from a Retina MacBook Pro to an ASUS Zenbook Prime ultrabook. After overcoming some issues, the setup was nice, but I'm already having some regrets and issues.
28 May 2014 - ASUS Zenbook - 68 Comments

Apple Thunderbolt Driver Might Be Added To Linux 3.16 Kernel

An open-source Thunderbolt driver for supporting Apple MacBooks might be added to the Linux 3.16 kernel.
26 May 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 1 Comment

Improv Open ARM Board Failure Leads To A Ton Of In-Fighting

Earlier this month I wrote about it looking like the Mer-powered Improv ARM board will not ship and now it's even more clear about the libre hardware project's dire situation with just open fights going on between the project and its former hardware supplier.
24 May 2014 - Improv - 18 Comments

LVM Has A New Disk Cache Feature

Complementing BCache, Flashcache, and DM-Cache, the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) has another new cache method for Linux systems.
23 May 2014 - LVM - 1 Comment

The Neo900 Phone Project Is Still Happening

The Neo900 project remains an effort to provide a motherboard replacement for the once-popular Nokia N900 smart-phone while carrying on the tradition of the OpenMoko project.
22 May 2014 - Neo900 - 15 Comments

Other Ways To Optimize Your Linux Battery Life

After writing recently about the PowerTOP 2.6 release and mentioning that some new power consumption/efficiency tests were in the works at Phoronix, a few readers wrote in asking about other ways to extend their battery life under Linux.
21 May 2014 - Battery - 15 Comments

Open-Source DisplayPort MST Is Under Review

For many weeks now David Airlie at Red Hat has been working on DisplayPort MST (Multi-Stream Transport) for the open-source Linux graphics stack while this code is now getting into shape.
21 May 2014 - Multi-Stream Transport

Matthew Garrett: How-To Drive Developers From OS X To Linux

Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett is out with a new blog post to end out the weekend. This latest post isn't about Linux UEFI problems or the like, but his observations from the OpenStack Summit about the most popular laptop vendor being Apple even though OpenStack is mostly about Linux deployments...
19 May 2014 - Developer Experience - 241 Comments

System76's Bonobo Extreme Tries For Extreme Performance

One of the newest laptops out of System76, the well known hardware vendor in Linux circles for their Ubuntu support, is the latest version of their Bonobo Extreme. While the laptop weighs 8.6 lbs / 3.9 kg, it does aim to offer extreme Linux performance.
15 May 2014 - Extreme Linux - 11 Comments

VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync To DisplayPort 1.2a Specification

The VESA association has added "Adaptive-Sync" to the DisplayPort 1.2a video interface specification. Adaptive-Sync is a vendor-neutral way of having a dynamic/adaptive refresh-rate and similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
12 May 2014 - Adaptive-Sync - 19 Comments

It Looks Unlikely The Improv ARM Mer-Running Board Will Ship

Back in the middle of April I wrote about the Improv ARM development board not yet shipping and many of the early pre-order customers being frustrated that the open-source-friendly hardware still isn't shipping months past its original ship date. Since then, there's still been no official update and it looks like one of their suppliers isn't even working with them anymore.
7 May 2014 - Improv - 7 Comments

Allwinner A80 Octa-Core Hardware Coming Next Month

In June we should start seeing the Allwinner A80-based hardware designs hitting the market for a much needed performance boost for Allwinner SoCs.
5 May 2014 - Allwinner A80 - 17 Comments

DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport Starts Working On Linux

The work by David Airlie of Red Hat's DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport is beginning to show success.
3 May 2014 - DisplayPort MST - 8 Comments

No, ARM Didn't Open-Source Their Full Mali Linux Driver

A few Phoronix readers have written in with excitement thinking in recent weeks - including this morning - that ARM open-sourced their Linux/Android graphics driver... But in reality, nothing has changed.
2 May 2014 - Bits - 6 Comments

Clpeak: OpenCL Device Profiling On Linux

Clpeak is a relatively new open-source tool for querying the peak capabilities of OpenCL devices under Linux.
28 April 2014 - clpeak

Sailfish On The Nexus 4 Now Works For Audio Phone Calls

A new update was recently released for Jolla's Sailfish OS for running on Google's Nexus 4 smart-phone.
27 April 2014 - Sailfish OS - 8 Comments

AmazonBasics External USB 2.0 DVD Writer For Linux

Those in need of an affordable external DVD writer that's USB 2.0 based and will work with Linux, Amazon has a simple yet reliable and Linux-friendly slim external DVD burner that doesn't cost too much.
20 April 2014 - DVD Burner - 13 Comments

TP-LINK TG-3468: A $12 Linux PCI-E Gigabit Network Adapter

For those that may be looking for a PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapter, the TP-LINK TG-3468 is a suitable choice and costs just $12 USD and runs well with Linux.
20 April 2014 - Ethernet - 27 Comments

eRacks Keeps Pushing Linux, Open-Source Systems After 15 Years

One of the newer supports of Phoronix.com is eRacks, a company specializing in open-source systems -- primarily rackmounts and other high performance hardware -- since 1999.
19 April 2014 - eRacks - 14 Comments

The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?

Announced last year was an open-source ARM development board running Mer with an aim of supporting X.Org and Wayland based environments and would be powerful enough to run KDE's Plasma Active environment. The Improv is now three months past its original ship-date and there's no indication of the low-end dual-core Cortex-A7 + 1GB RAM hardware shipping anytime soon.
18 April 2014 - Improv - 9 Comments

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