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Passionate Facebook Linux Community Edges Towards 100,000th Fan

Linux is literally everywhere, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers and consumer electronics. More people have a stake in this shared resource than ever before, and that is represented by the number of people we’re seeing at our events and Linux training courses to the support we receive in new memberships. It’s also represented ... Read More »

Radeon DRM GPU Driver Performance: Linux 3.4 To 3.8

Last week benchmarks were delivered on Phoronix that showed the Intel DRM GPU driver performance between the Linux 3.2 and 3.8 kernels. In this article are similar benchmarks of the Radeon DRM driver in recent kernel releases using AMD graphics hardware but going back only to the Linux 3.4 kernel due to show-stopping issues. Read More »

New ARM X.Org Driver Promises Better Performance

While xf86-video-sunxifb sounds like an old X.Org driver from the Sun Microsystems days for some obscure SPARC system, this driver is a fork of the xf86-video-mali DDX driver. What makes this ARM X.Org graphics driver interesting is that it promises better performance on the Allwinner A10/A13 SoC compared to the ARM vendor’s official driver… Read More »