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Cubieboard: ARM A8 CPU with SATA for Under $50

The Cubieboard brings SATA connectivity to a very low price point ARM Single Board Computer (SBC). A recent update, the Cubieboard2 is now out, which replaces the Allwinner A10 CPU from the original Cubieboard (single A8 core) with a dual core Allwinner A20 (two A7 ARM cores). A major convenience of the Cubieboard having been around for a while is that there is a lot ... Read More »

Composite Bypass Support Sharply Bumps XMir’s Performance

Composition bypass support finally landed this morning into the mainline Mir code-base ahead of the Ubuntu 13.10 feature-freeze. With the feature being merged and packages already being pushed into the 13.10 archive, benchmarks at Phoronix have already been conducted. The benchmarks to share this afternoon are of the Mir/XMir packages from yesterday against the Mir packages today with composite bypass ... Read More »

Ubuntu Is Close To Recommending 64-Bit By Default

While x86_64 hardware has been very common for years and it’s now almost impossible to find new PC hardware that is x86-only, the Ubuntu download pages have continued to recommend the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux by default for new desktop installations. Fortunately, that may finally change… Read More »