If you missed the article earlier this month about Building A Massive L-Shaped Desk For A Better Workflow, More Monitors and Space, the second desk is now completed.
Following the recent Windows vs. Linux AMDGPU-PRO / RadeonSI testing, GTX 1080 Windows vs. Linux results, and yesterday's Intel Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, here is a look at all three sets of numbers when using some OpenBenchmarking.org magic to merge the data-sets and normalize the results.
With the Linux 4.7 kernel there is an initial Mediatek DRM display driver while further improvements to this open-source code are coming for Linux 4.8.
Version 9.0 of the once-controversial PulseAudio sound server is now available for your open-source audio needs.
With Phoronix.com having turned 12 years old earlier this month (and Phoronix Test Suite turning 8) plus finishing up my custom build of a butcher-block and steel pipe computer desk, I figured it'd be fun to take a look at my Phoronix office layouts over the years.
If you happen to be in the market for a 4K 28-inch display, here's the latest one I have purchased for our Linux hardware testing here at Phoronix. Right now it also appears to be for a very competitive deal at one particular e-tailer.
Reports are once again circulating that Samsung is looking at easing its reliance on Google's Android by switching more of their devices over to running on their Linux-based Tizen project.
Initial patches were published this week for adding initial NVMe-over-Fabrics support for the Linux kernel as set out by the NVMe 1.2b specification. This target implementation is the basics of making this new specification a reality and one of the first public implementations.
Hans de Goede at Red Hat has been working on a DRM KMS kernel driver for the Grain Media GM12U320 hardware.
Here is the continuation of yesterday's article that was a 10-way NVIDIA GPU Linux comparison with now having more NVIDIA results in plus also testing various AMD GCN GPUs using Linux 4.6.0 and Mesa Git.
Expect many hardware announcements this week for Computex. ARM Holdings this morning lifted the lid on their Cortex-A73 and Mali-G71.
Last week Takashi Iwai of SUSE sent in the main audio/sound changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel but with the 4.7 merge window not being quite over yet, he's sent in a second helping of sound driver updates.
Following the DRM feature pull for Linux 4.7 sent at the beginning of the week, David Airlie has now sent in a batch of "DRM fixes" for Linux 4.7 that does include some new functionality too.
The Linux Kernel's PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) interface now has an atomic API for those writing drivers for fans, LEDs, vibrators, and other supported devices.
Coming up in a short while I have some fresh AMDGPU-PRO BETA 2 (the fresh -PRO "hybrid" driver release) for OpenGL graphics performance while here are some quick OpenCL compute metrics.
It's been a year since the last LM-Sensors release and the project isn't as vibrant or active as it once was while the project site has been down for a while now and it doesn't appear to be coming back.
Adding to the list of Linux 4.7 features/changes so far are device driver improvements in the audio realm.
ARM today made public they've validated their first multi-core 64-bit ARMv8-A test chip based on TSMC's 10nm FinFET process.
Seven ARM pull requests were submitted on Tuesday for the Linux 4.7 merge window.
The ARM64 architecture updates were sent in on Monday for the Linux 4.7 kernel and do contain some notable changes.
The x86 platform changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel are dominated by changes for bringing up support for SGI's next-generation Ultraviolet, UV4.
There are new binary-only firmware updates out today for both Intel and AMD Linux users.
Ingo Molnar sent in the EFI changes for Linux 4.7 and they contain a number of exciting improvements for modern x86 and ARM systems.
The hwmon subsystem updates were mailed in this morning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window and contains a notable addition to the fam15h_power driver.
It took a while, but there's finally the start of an open-source, community-driven Raspberry Pi bootloader.
For those that may be in the market for DDR4-2133 EUDIMM memory, here's the particular memory I've been buying the most of these days and haven't run into any problems on using it with several different motherboards for Xeon E3 v5 Skylake systems.
Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced.
For those curious about the performance out of the sub-$100 USD "Chinese netbooks" using the low-priced Wondermedia SoCs, here are some benchmarks.
If you are a newcomer to Linux you may not even have an idea what Ndiswrapper is even though it was very much used a number of years ago, but nevertheless, Ndiswrapper 1.60 has been released.
Raptor Engineering has published new information around their proposed high-performance Talos Secure Workstation that for around $3k is a high-end POWER8 motherboard.
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