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    What Would You Like Next On Phoronix In 2014?

    Phoronix: What Would You Like Next On Phoronix In 2014?

    A lot of new and interesting content is inbound on Phoronix, besides all of the exciting work on Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 and other open-source Linux hardware activities...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU2NzE

  • tarceri
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    Originally posted by plantroon View Post
    I used to be a fan of Microsoft. Now I am one again.
    Here I'm stuck with Windows 8.1 for now as it's by far the best performing and the most efficient OS for my workload on my hardware (Athlon BE2350 2,1 GHz, Radeon HD 3650, 4 GB DDR2 RAM) - pretty bad, huh?

    So what I would really like to see: Macbook Pro (it runs every OS and you don't need to use Hackintosh to test OS X). Then do CPU benchmarks, game benchmarks (including Source engine/other Steam games), disk performance benchmarks, power consumption tests using OS X/Linux/BSD/Windows.

    I have come to an interesting fact recently when I ran some benchmarks on the BSD system. The CPU load was lower than on Linux yet PCBSD lead to better FPS in unigine sanctuary on GT 520 nVidia card (Im not a hardcore player, just a gamer/game collector). Also I noticed that on BSD I don't have all the "freezes" that Linux gives me. To me it seems that Linux extensively uses CPU. I know that X server is also acting up a bit here. Still I don't know why I need a Core i5 to run the today's Linux system at reasonable speed.
    Another thing: on Linux (on BSD it was even worse), when browsing the web using Chromium (other browsers do this too), websites are often messed up/different than on Windows and sometimes not as fast. Again it sometimes freezes and I see 100% CPU usage. When scrolling, I see really bad tearing too. I can run WebGL (aquarium was 1 frame faster on BSD than on Linux at similar workload). This is a feature I'd also like to see tested: web browsing. We all know that Windows/OS X are going to outperform others, right? So this is just to draw atention to the most common task not being supported well by Linux/BSD systems nowadays.

    On underpowered hardware which I have I really feel every single slowdown in every OS. I am very sad to say this, but Windows 8.1 outperforms them all (that's the way my brain feels it, benchmarks are just numbers and can be fooled)

    One more thing: I hate Android. It's the worst performing OS I've ever seen. WP/iOS ftw xD ... Just saying ....
    What distro are you using? With your hardware you should try using a lightweight distro like lubuntu

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  • plantroon
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    What I'd like to see on phoronix

    I used to be a fan of Microsoft. Now I am one again.
    Here I'm stuck with Windows 8.1 for now as it's by far the best performing and the most efficient OS for my workload on my hardware (Athlon BE2350 2,1 GHz, Radeon HD 3650, 4 GB DDR2 RAM) - pretty bad, huh?

    So what I would really like to see: Macbook Pro (it runs every OS and you don't need to use Hackintosh to test OS X). Then do CPU benchmarks, game benchmarks (including Source engine/other Steam games), disk performance benchmarks, power consumption tests using OS X/Linux/BSD/Windows.

    I have come to an interesting fact recently when I ran some benchmarks on the BSD system. The CPU load was lower than on Linux yet PCBSD lead to better FPS in unigine sanctuary on GT 520 nVidia card (Im not a hardcore player, just a gamer/game collector). Also I noticed that on BSD I don't have all the "freezes" that Linux gives me. To me it seems that Linux extensively uses CPU. I know that X server is also acting up a bit here. Still I don't know why I need a Core i5 to run the today's Linux system at reasonable speed.
    Another thing: on Linux (on BSD it was even worse), when browsing the web using Chromium (other browsers do this too), websites are often messed up/different than on Windows and sometimes not as fast. Again it sometimes freezes and I see 100% CPU usage. When scrolling, I see really bad tearing too. I can run WebGL (aquarium was 1 frame faster on BSD than on Linux at similar workload). This is a feature I'd also like to see tested: web browsing. We all know that Windows/OS X are going to outperform others, right? So this is just to draw atention to the most common task not being supported well by Linux/BSD systems nowadays.

    On underpowered hardware which I have I really feel every single slowdown in every OS. I am very sad to say this, but Windows 8.1 outperforms them all (that's the way my brain feels it, benchmarks are just numbers and can be fooled)

    One more thing: I hate Android. It's the worst performing OS I've ever seen. WP/iOS ftw xD ... Just saying ....

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  • torsionbar28
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    There are many ARM Linux reviews on Phoronix if you do some searches....
    Cool, I will, thanks.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
    One thing I'd like to see more of, is non x86 hardware reviews. ARM in particular is interesting, for its excellent Linux support, and for it's ultra-low power consumption. Not to mention its low cost. I think Phoronix attracts Linux hobbyists, and so does the ARM processor architecture. Lets see some ARM hardware reviews and benchmarks! There's a lot to choose from, PandaBoard, BeagleBoard, Raspberry Pi, CubieBoard, etc.
    There are many ARM Linux reviews on Phoronix if you do some searches.... Just not of any super low-end, low-performance ARM devices by today's standards that are rather junk.

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  • torsionbar28
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    Hardware Reviews

    I really enjoy the comprehensive hardware reviews. The majority of commodity hardware reviews on the web are Windows focused. I tend to stick only with hardware that has official vendor support for RHEL, both to play it safe from a compatibility standpoint, and to support the vendors who support Linux. Supermicro desktop boards, and Dell Precision laptops for example, rank highly on my list for their official RHEL support. I realize though that there's plenty of hardware that works fine, great even, but it isn't tested, certified, and labeled as such. Seeing Linux-based reviews of new hardware helps everyone see what works well and what doesn't, so bravo on that.

    One thing I'd like to see more of, is non x86 hardware reviews. ARM in particular is interesting, for its excellent Linux support, and for it's ultra-low power consumption. Not to mention its low cost. I think Phoronix attracts Linux hobbyists, and so does the ARM processor architecture. Lets see some ARM hardware reviews and benchmarks! There's a lot to choose from, PandaBoard, BeagleBoard, Raspberry Pi, CubieBoard, etc.
    Last edited by torsionbar28; 03-18-2014, 11:35 AM.

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by Thirsty View Post
    I am wondering about Gentoo.
    How much difference will it make?
    In speed and power consumption.
    Little to none.

    Gentoo is for people who want to tweak every little package on their system towards exactly their personal needs, not for people who want it to go faster.

    If you think gentoo's use flags are interesting, try gentoo. If you want things to go faster, keep your existing distro and just try to build a few of the main packages from scratch, like the kernel.

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  • Thirsty
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    I am wondering about Gentoo.
    How much difference will it make?
    In speed and power consumption.

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  • BreezeDM
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    I would like to see more power consumption benchmarks on laptops and with different distros.

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  • torsionbar28
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    Those who are complaining about the advertising... if you are a frequent enough visitor or participant on this site, you ought to be subscribing as a premium member. Demanding premium level content, moaning about the ads, and then not subscribing, is pretty weak sauce. Support the things you enjoy. it's only $35/year after all, that's less than $3 a month.
    Last edited by torsionbar28; 02-25-2014, 04:16 PM.

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