Another week has passed us by, and for this upcoming week, we will have a thorough performance look at the latest version of Cedega (v5.1) that was recently released as well as a performance look at Fedora Core 4/Fedora Core 5. In addition, we will have our usual wobble of hardware previews and reviews. However, for this past week we began with a look at the DFI Infinity nForce4 Ultra. This motherboard boasts a single PCI Express x16 interface, Socket 939 with support for AMD Athlon 64 X2 and Opteron 100 processors, and a host of DFI innovations that have been adopted from their LAN Party series. As the week before we had a article on AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet, we proceeded with an Enhanced Intel SpeedStep (EIST) investigation. Certainly the technology from Geyserville and original SpeedStep have improved to make the mobile computing experience, as well as desktops, more pleasurable. On the software side of things, we had covered Nexuiz v1.5 and Berry Linux v0.67. This morning, we also posted a plethora of screenshots from a fresh compilation of GNOME v2.14 (v2.13.91) that was built from Fedora Core 5 Rawhide. Ending things off, this week we also launched our new Phoronix site interface.
Over the last several months we at Phoronix have been working on a massive revision to the site. Well, today's the day, and everything should be set to roll! In addition to an entirely revamped layout, much of the code-base for our core content management system and back-end has been cleaned up, along with the initial formation for some new site features which we hope to roll out in the very near future. The color scheme has also been revamped, while keeping the same overall effect, as well as several other graphical improvements. As far as the browser compatibility goes, the site has been thoroughly tested under Mozilla Firefox v1.0.7/v1.5.0 as well as Epiphany and Konqueror. Under Macintosh OS X, we used Safari and for Windows there are several versions of Opera (including v9.0 Tech Preview 2) and Internet Explorer. We can report at this time that all of the bugs should be worked out of the interface except for a small glitch (left adjustment) in Internet Explorer v6.0 and Opera v8.2 also experiences a font adjustment flaw in some configurations. The site configuration is also optimized for users running at 1280 x 1024. However, this latest revision also corrects several long-standing bugs with the previous site when running at higher resolutions. As of today, all Phoronix.com pages should be synced up with the new site layout, and every page should be in working order. Some areas of the site, however, will experience a few additional tweaks and modifications throughout the end of the week. However, we also invite feedback from our readers as well as any display problems you may have experienced when viewing the website (contact page). For reference here is the intended interface for this new layout.
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