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PlayStation 4 Running Linux Can Use Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D Driver

Released a few days back was a modified Linux kernel that can run on the PlayStation 4. With a Sony PlayStation 4 hack by "fail0verflow", it's possible to run a Linux desktop on this latest-generation game console. Now these device hackers have managed to get the PlayStation 4 working with the Radeon Gallium3D driver.

5 January 2016 - Radeon Gallium3D PS4 - 31 Comments
CES 2016 Won't Be Too Exciting For Linux Desktop Enthusiasts

While there will be many Android-powered devices, various appliances powered by Linux from drones to kitchen appliances, and other products internally relying upon Linux and open-source software, don't expect to find much with regard to the Linux desktop and even Steam Machines will seem to be rather low-key.

2 January 2016 - CES 2016 - 10 Comments
See How Your BSD/Linux PC Compares To 36 Other Systems

If you happened to receive some new computer hardware this Christmas or are weighing a possible upgrade with Skylake PCs becoming more common and AMD Zen coming out next year, you might as well benchmark your system against our vast collection of other systems to see how the performance stacks up.

29 December 2015 - Extra Results - 4 Comments
Did Linux Power Consumption Improve At All This Year?

As part of our end-of-year testing, a Phoronix reader had inquired about whether Linux made any strides in 2015 for improving power efficiency or extending battery life for any broad number of mobile Linux systems.

28 December 2015 - Linux Power Tests - 15 Comments
Allwinner A64 Support Being Worked On For Mainline Kernel

Many Phoronix readers have been intrigued by the Pine A64, a Kickstarter project for manufacturing the first $15 ARM 64-bit single-board computer. That cheap ARM64 SBC is powered by the Allwinner A64 SoC and the good news is that there's work underway on allowing for mainline Linux kernel support.

22 December 2015 - Allwinner A64 - 20 Comments
The Raspberry Pi Open-Source 3D Driver Still Has A Lot Of Work Ahead

While Linux 4.5 is set to receive the DRM changes for supporting open-source 3D on the Raspberry Pi and in user-space those bits are settling down in the VC4 Gallium3D driver, the game isn't over and there still is more work ahead before this open-source Raspberry Pi 3D stack will replace the closed-source RPi 3D driver.

15 December 2015 - Raspberry Pi VC4 - Add A Comment
Upgrading To The ASUS RT-AC88U Wireless Router

This past week my main router I've been using for the past three years failed on me (the ASUS RT-AC66U) so I quickly set out to replace this router with a superior model that can better suit my needs today. The router I ended up going for was the expensive ASUS RT-AC88U, but so far it's working out very well.

13 December 2015 - ASUS RT-AC88U - 20 Comments
A Way To Cut My Power Use & One Of My Favorite Kickstarters In A While

I was very excited this morning when hearing from a Phoronix reader about a new solution for potentially saving huge amounts of money on my electricity bill. No, it wasn't spam. Rather, an interesting Kickstarter project for a solution to my numerous Linux systems that have faulty WoL support.

9 December 2015 - RemoteBoot - 17 Comments
Etnaviv DRM Driver Steps Closer To Mainline Linux Kernel

It's been a while since hearing anything new on Etnaviv, the open-source reverse-engineered DRM driver for supporting the ARM-based Vivante GPUs. That changed this morning with revised patches being sent out for this driver as it looks to be pulled into the mainline Linux kernel.

4 December 2015 - Vivante ARM GPUs - 3 Comments
The Other New Budget Laptop For Linux Testing

With having returned the Toshiba Carrizo-powered laptop due to its faulty heatsink fan, I decided on a different laptop to pickup for some extra budget laptop benchmarks this holiday season.

4 December 2015 - Broadwell Fun - 10 Comments
The Toshiba Carrizo-Powered Laptop Is Screaming, Literally

Since writing a few days ago about buying an AMD Carrizo-powered laptop for Linux benchmarking, many Phoronix readers have been asking how it's going in testing out this Toshiba Satellite L55D-C5269 laptop. Well, very unpleasant so far.

2 December 2015 - Toshiba Satellite Failure? - 58 Comments
More Details On The Do-It-Yourself ARM64 Laptop

Last week I wrote about the in-development, build-it-yourself 64-bit ARM open-source laptop. That generated a fair amount of interest by the community in Olimex's work and now some more details have emerged.

2 December 2015 - 64-bit ARM DIY Laptop - 6 Comments

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