In this article are some benchmarks using the Jetson TX1 when running open-source tests using the stock GCC 4.8.4 compiler and then trying out GCC 4.9.3 and GCC 5.2.1. The same compiler flags were used each time when building the benchmarks under each of the different compilers using the automated Phoronix Test Suite. GCC 4.9 and GCC 5.2 were obtained from the Ubuntu Toolchain PPA. All tests are built on the Jetson TX1 without any cross-compilation or other steps.
Users of Linux-based operating systems often buy Windows-powered computers, format the hard drive and install their favorite distro. This can sometimes be a fine experience, although, quite often, it comes with annoyances such as non-working hardware (usually Wi-Fi). Not to mention, the keyboard will likely house a "Windows" key, which taints the experience.
The holy grail for many Linux users -- besides building their own computer -- is to get a desktop or laptop that comes pre-loaded with a Linux-based operating system. One of the most popular such manufacturers, System76, sells computers pre-loaded with Ubuntu, including a lifetime of telephone tech support. Obviously the company has accumulated many fans over the years, so this past Thursday and Friday, it held its first-ever superfan event. Fans were flown to its Denver headquarters. I was honored to be given the opportunity to cover it.
I have been using various Linux distros for many years now. One of the benefits is that I’ve seen many things improve and have been there to celebrate each success as it happened. Unfortunately, like any modern operating system, even the most modern Linux distributions are not without their challenges.
In this article, I'm going to share the biggest issues I've experienced over the years. At no time am I disparaging Linux on the desktop. Rather, I hope to start a dialog so that some of these issues can be addressed.
The rewrite of Budgie has seen some considerable progress and development that has been accelerated by the need to resolve issues that arose during the GNOME 3.18 Stack upgrade.
We were at SUSECon 2015 earlier in the month, where the company announced the release of OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. (We’ll have more on the event and a review of the distro in Linux Voice issue 23!) Richard Brown, Chair of the OpenSUSE board, made an interesting statement at the show: rolling releases are the future of distros. And not just hobbyist desktop distros, but enterprise ones as well (somewhere far down the line).
Rancher Labs is developing a purpose built Linux operating system for containers called RancherOS
Mom was finding this computer frustrating because the hardware was very old and slow to start with, so I built her a computer in about 2000 that had Linux on it. She liked the Linux computer very much, in part because I had provided her with written instructions about how to perform the basic tasks she wanted to do.
ZFS kernel modules were added in preparation for ZFS support in Cnchi v0.14
Fixed issue that caused a 20+ second delay in booting the ISO images
Vince Pooley of Chapeau Linux has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta build of the future Chapeau 23 Linux operating system.
Like many of you, dear BetaNews readers, I use various operating systems throughout the day, such as iOS, Windows and Ubuntu. On the desktop, Linux is my true love. While Ubuntu is the reliable friend that is always there for me, I love other distros too, such as Fedora.