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    Quote Originally Posted by ldillon View Post
    Benchmarks alone do not take into account subjective issues like ease of install. I worry that if I buy based on benchmarks alone, I'll get blazingly fast hardware, but will have to compile a custom kernel and a few other packages to realize the performance. That's not so bad, but I've been down that path and recompiling the kernel and/or drivers every time there's a new kernel release just isn't worth the effort to me any more.

    I was thinking thinking of something along the lines of StorageReview.com's Leader Board but with more than just performance, like Best for Stock Ubuntu, Best for Stock Fedora, etc and/or Best for Open Drivers, Best with ATI Driver and Best with NVidia Driver.
    Contrary to the name, OpenBenchmarking.org can do more than just benchmarks and can answer all of the potential scenarios you outline, albeit the user interface isn't very clear and well laid out and there's some areas for refinement over the coming days, weeks, and months.... It's just not all there yet since it takes a while and I am the one writing all of the code for it and PTS while also writing all of the content on Phoronix.com, so unfortunately, there is lots of work to be done but not enough time in a day. But hopefully by the time you upgrade next, OpenBenchmarking.org will be ready to answer all of your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldillon View Post
    It's so easy to find good hardware for Windows (Go to Newegg and select Most Reviews in your price range) I think Linux users deserve a easier hardware selection process. I also think that the manufacturers that provide better Linux support should be rewarded for their effort.

    Thanks for the excellent site.
    Integration with the Smolt wiki (http://smolts.org/smolt-wiki/Main_Page) could be a way to do this... perhaps.

    Unfortunately, Smolt never really got the widespread adoption (as far as I know, only Fedora and OpenSuse + derivatives; http://www.smolts.org/static/stats/stats.html) that it should have had. Some help from a phoronix test suite distribution of the smolt client could perhaps help a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staalmannen View Post
    Some help from a phoronix test suite distribution of the smolt client could perhaps help a bit.
    Smolt really doesn't offer anything as far as I know that isn't achieved in a more user-friendly and useful way with PTS/OB either right now or very soon in the future for the user interface level items still being addressed.

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    What about some benchmark on bitcoin mining?

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    OpenBenchmarking.org can do more than just benchmarks and can answer all of the potential scenarios you outline

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    it might not be the most appropriate thread but anyway

    when a user is not logged in the phoronix.com link on the upper right part of the screen (next to the log in, register etc area) is htp and not http as it should

    thanks

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    A step-by-step tutorial about how to get Adobe Flash working in full screen without tearing on Sandy Bridge in Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldillon View Post
    I was thinking thinking of something along the lines of StorageReview.com's Leader Board but with more than just performance, like Best for Stock Ubuntu, Best for Stock Fedora, etc and/or Best for Open Drivers, Best with ATI Driver and Best with NVidia Driver.
    I was just about suggesting something very similar, like a recurring feature (for example every 3 or 6 months) where Michael posts a update on the current state of the hardware market in an easy to read format.

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    Mike would you mind doing a shout out to http://www.gamingonlinux.com ?

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    I'm interested in the time a system needs to do something useful (login, network). Once the system is up I tend to be happy with the speed of the system (which is more often than not limited by DSL speed).

    Obviously this includes BIOS startup. And Phoronix cares about benchmarking I'd be happy if there'd be a benchmarked (and smooth path) to a coreboot based off-the-shelf system with SSD.

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