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Linux 3.2 Kernel Benchmarks

Following last week's release of the Linux 3.2 kernel, here is a round-up of Linux 3.2 kernel benchmarks. Also included are a new set of kernel benchmarks comparing the 3.2 kernel to older releases while running Intel's blazing fast Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition CPU.

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Gallium3D For Haiku Is Being Addressed

It turns out that a developer is bringing Mesa's Gallium3D driver support to Haiku -- the operating system that seeks to re-implement BeOS as open-source -- per an outstanding monetary bounty...

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The Desktop Isn't the Holy Grail for Linux, But It's Growing There

There is no doubt that Linux is seeing healthy adoption at the server level, and arriving in many variants and embedded applications, but it's worth noting that it is seeing growth at the desktop level as well. Netmarketshare has published its latest round of statistics on desktop Linux usage, with data updated through December of 2011. While Linux has desktop market share of under two percent, its share did grow at a very healthy clip last year. Here is a snapshot of the desktop Linux usage data from Netmarketshare, for 2011: Feb. 2011 - 0.96% Jun. 2011 - 1.0% Sep. 2011 - 1.11% Dec. 2011 - 1.41% Netmarketshare's data is...

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LLVM 3.1 Will Enhance AVX & Bring AVX2 Support

While LLVM 3.0 has been barely out for one month and a release schedule for LLVM 3.1 hasn't even been plotted yet, there are already some new details about what this next release of the extremely popular open-source compiler infrastructure will offer...

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AMD A8-3870K - Radeon HD 6550D Graphics

A few days ago AMD announced several new A-Series APUs for desktops and notebooks. Knocking the Llano A8-3850 out of the top spot now for the A-Series is the A8-3870K, which was received by Phoronix just in time for some holiday testing of this updated APU.

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What's Up With The S3 Graphics Linux Driver?

Yesterday when writing about VIA Technologies preparing a new graphics open-source push, it made me curious where the S3 Graphics Linux driver is at today...

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