Gentoo vs Fedora/Ubuntu
I think it would be interesting to see gaming, server(Apache, MySQL, etc), and multimedia benchmarking between the latest Gentoo ~amd64 entirely rebuilt with gcc -O2 -march=native vs latest Fedora vs latest Ubuntu. The number of new CPU instructions the latest Intel processors have has grown by alot, but because binary distros always have to conform to the lowest common dinominator they have to use -march=generic. This turns off modern features like sse, avx and more. You can compare gcc -march=generic -Q --help=target to gcc -march=native -Q --help=target to see for yourself! The question is do these features matter? Can gcc automatically use them or are they features only a human can use?
How about a "Works well with Linux" hardware section / Amazon shop.
Everything you review that "Works well with Linux" (potentially with ratings for opensourceness/no binary drivers) - each item could have affiliate links. It could be an invaluable resource if done well. You might even be able to pull this kind of data from the open benchmarking site?
+1 on this.
Originally Posted by verde
I am being selfish here, but I would like maybe an article on "Gaming performance : KDE vs Unity vs Gnome vs XFCE vs WinXP vs Win 8" (lets go overboard!)
and similarly "Battery consumption: KDE vs Unity vs Gnome vs XFCE vs WinXP vs Win 8".
I personally don't use AdBlock, I use NoScript instead for security, which as a side-effect remove almost all ads on Phoronix. I don't understand why ads really need js to function.
I am happy to view (and have clicked) ads on Phoronix provided :-
1. They don't use bandwidth-consuming and performance-degrading and possibly malicious JS/Flash.
2. Don't use tracking cookies (I block third party cookies).
Phoronix being an enthusiast-site (whose users are likely to have implemented such measures) maybe you should invest in finding ad providers that fit the above 2 requirements.
Also Adblock makes exceptions for "acceptable ads".
I would like game reviews top linux games. I think Michael should play Amensia: The Dark Decent for our entertaiment. Drunk Michael is, of coarse, prefered.
JS/Flash ads bring in many, many times more money than pure HTML or img ads... I'd be bankrupt if that's all that was run.
Originally Posted by nedR
I don't play games anymore, haven't had time to "play games" in many years -- aside from driver testing / running around to see the game works fine on hardware/software, etc. Heck I rarely even drink beer these days :/
Originally Posted by dh04000
Turn that frown upside down!
Originally Posted by Michael
No Beer = More Money in the pocket!
On a serious note, I'd like to see more games benchmarked. Especially newer and demanding games, with various combinations in settings (meaning not just 1080p resolutions). Older games should also be benchmarked with older hardware. I'd love to see the kaveri apu's benchmarked with Crysis, Far Cry, etc. *even in wine*