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The (No) Phoronix Oktoberfest 2016

Similar to last year, unfortunately there is no Phoronix Oktoberfest meet-up in 2016 unlike in a number of years prior, as unfortunately I am missing the yearly pilgrimage/holiday.

17 September 2016 - Oktoberfest Season - 50 Comments
There Is Talk Of Resuming OpenChrome VIA KMS/DRM Driver Development

Two or so years back or so it was looking hopeful that the mainline Linux kernel would finally have a proper VIA DRM/KMS driver for the unfortunate ones still have VIA x86 hardware and using the integrated graphics. However, that work was ultimately abandoned but there is talk of it being restored.

29 August 2016 - Who Knows - 19 Comments
The Electrical Usage So Far This Summer For Linux Benchmarking

It's been a number of months since providing any glimpse at my power bill for the electrical cost of so much Linux benchmarking that happens constantly here for Phoronix, OpenBenchmarking.org, LinuxBenchmarking.com, etc. From reader requests, here's a look at how the power use is looking this summer after trying to make some optimizations a few months back.

13 August 2016 - Power Use - 46 Comments
See How Your Linux GPU Performance Compares To The Radeon RX 460 On Open-Source

As I mentioned in this morning's Early Open-Source Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD Radeon RX 470, coming up tomorrow I will be publishing the first benchmarks of the Radeon RX 460 under Linux in a AMD/NVIDIA graphics card comparison. However, for those impatient, here are some standalone Linux OpenGL benchmarks of the RX 460 on the AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver stack so you can see how your own system compares.

9 August 2016 - Radeon RX 460 - 9 Comments
ALSA 1.1.2 Released

A number of months after the ALSA 1.1.1 release, a new version of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is now available.

3 August 2016 - ALSA 1.1.2 - Add A Comment
So Far Ubuntu Phone Hasn't Tempted Me, But Would Highly Consider A Tizen Device

With writing this weekend about switching to an S7 Edge powered by Android as my primary smartphone, it generated a flurry of comments in the forums and elsewhere with people wanting to share their two cents. A surprising number of people have contacted me to ask why I didn't buy an Ubuntu Phone or to try to fault me for not buying an Ubuntu Phone.

1 August 2016 - Tizen, Ubuntu Phone Thoughts - 27 Comments
A Detailed Look At The Failed GPLGPU Open-Source GPU

A few years ago was the Kickstarter-backed effort to open-source a real GPU hardware design albeit from a late 90's design. That effort ultimately failed just raising $12k of a $200k USD goal, but the GPU design was released under the GPLv3 anyways.

30 July 2016 - GPLv3 GPU - 38 Comments
The Upgradeable Allwinner Dev Board That's Laptop-Compatible Raises $50k So Far

At the beginning of the month I wrote about That Open, Upgradeable ARM Dev Board Is Trying To Make A Comeback, the EOMA68-spec'ed project formerly known as the Improv Dev Board. It's still using the same (rather slow) Allwinner SoC but has since seen some improvements and there's also a laptop compatible route too. The project has now raised more than $50k USD, but their goal is still three times that at $150k they are trying to raise over the next month.

30 July 2016 - EOMA68 Board - 49 Comments

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