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OS X El Capitan vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu vs. Antergos Benchmarks

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Building off the OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" vs. Fedora 23 Linux results from earlier this week, here are benchmark results that add in Ubuntu 15.10 as well as the Arch-based Antergos Linux distribution.

These results provide a more diverse spectrum of Linux distributions to see how they compare on the Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air and compare to OS X 10.11.1 Like with El Capitan and Fedora 23, Ubuntu 15.10 and Antergos 2015.11-ROLLING were tested out-of-the-box with their default packages and settings.

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What Pi Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See?

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First up, I'm currently in the process of running benchmarks on the Raspberry Pi Zero and expect to have those initial results later today or tomorrow for this $5 USD ARM development board.

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A Few Benchmarks Of The AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" On Linux

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For those excited to see some AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" notebook benchmarks on Linux, here are a few numbers.

In continuation of yesterday's article of The Toshiba Carrizo-Powered Laptop Is Screaming, Literally, it seems universally that my initial concern was correct that it's a faulty fan on this brand new Toshiba Satellite notebook.

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Linux 4.4 SSD Benchmarks On EXT4, F2FS, Btrfs & XFS

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For those looking toward some fresh comparison numbers of EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and Btrfs on solid-state storage, here you go.

A few days back I carried out some fresh benchmarks of these four most popular mainline Linux file-systems while using the Linux 4.4 development kernel.

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Linux Performance Analysis in 60,000 Milliseconds

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  • Linux Performance Analysis in 60,000 Milliseconds

    At Netflix we have a massive EC2 Linux cloud, and numerous performance analysis tools to monitor and investigate its performance. These include Atlas for cloud-wide monitoring, and Vector for on-demand instance analysis. While those tools help us solve most issues, we sometimes need to login to an instance and run some standard Linux performance tools.

    In this post, the Netflix Performance Engineering team will show you the first 60 seconds of an optimized performance investigation at the command line, using standard Linux tools you should have available.

  • Netflix: Linux performance analysis in 60 seconds

    Netflix has a very big EC2 Linux cloud and makes good use of performance tools to keep track of how well it is working for the company. In a recent blog post Netflix shares how it investigates performance of its Linux cloud at the command line.

Mesa 11.1 RC2 Brings Dozens Of Fixes

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It's coming a few days late, but Mesa 11.1 Release Candidate 2 was officially released today.

Mesa 11.1 when released later in December will have many new features but doesn't bump the overall OpenGL version support. Now being past the Mesa Git branching, Mesa 11.1-RC2 is just about bug/regression fixing.

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OS X 10.11 El Capitan vs. Fedora 23 Linux Performance

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Follow-up tests on this MacBook Air are likely to happen with Ubuntu and potentially other Linux distributions too. There will also be more tests to come; with OS X El Capitan, some of the PTS test profiles that formerly worked on OS X weren't working on this new release and so those additional benchmarks will come later on.

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Fedora 21 Through Fedora 23 Performance On An Apple MacBook Air

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The latest Linux benchmarks I ran this weekend in welcoming the new Phoronix Premium subscribers participating in our Black Friday deal are some MacBook Air benchmarks on Fedora 21, Fedora 22, and Fedora 23.

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Radeon DRM Linux 4.4 + Mesa 11.1 + DRI3 vs. AMD's Proprietary Driver

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On Friday I posted benchmarks showing Nouveau's re-clocked performance relative to NVIDIA's proprietary driver for showing the performance potential of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 600/700 series with the performance state code there beginning to work. That article was followed by AMDGPU driver tests on Linux 4.4 against Catalyst for the newest AMD GPU tech that uses this newer Direct Rendering Manager driver. The third test now is comparing the Radeon DRM performance on Linux 4.4 against AMD's binary blob when using older AMD GCN GPUs as well as a Northern Islands GPU for reference.

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Benchmarking A 10-Core Tyan/IBM POWER Server For ~$300 USD

If you live in the EU and have been wanting to explore IBM POWER hardware on Linux, a load of Tyan Habanero servers recently became available through a German retailer for 269 EUR (~$306 USD) that comes equipped with a 10-core POWER8 processor. While not POWER9, it's still an interesting Linux-capable beast and the price is unbeatable if you have been wanting to add POWER hardware to your collection. Phoronix reader Lauri Kasanen recently bought one of these IBM POWER servers at the 269 EUR price point and has shared thoughts on this server as well as some benchmarks. Here is Lauri's guest post checking out this low-cost 2U IBM server. Recently a batch of refurbished POWER8 servers became available for very affordable prices. Always eager to play with power, especially for netbook-class prices, I grabbed one, and decided to run some benchmarks for everyone. For comparison data I used Michael's POWER9 benchmark from November, recent enough that software versions are close enough. Read more

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  • Google is winning in education, but Apple and Microsoft are battling for market share
    Apple used to have the most devices in U.S. schools, but Google soared to the top after the release of the Chromebook in 2011. In 2018, Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all laptops and tablets purchased for U.S. K-12 classrooms, up from just 5 percent in 2012. Microsoft is second at 22 percent, followed by Apple, with 18 percent of shipments to U.S. schools in 2018, according to data from Futuresource Consulting.
  • Design and Web team summary – 15 March 2019
    This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical. [...] We maintain the Vanilla css framework that most of the websites at Ubuntu and Canonical use. Here are a few patterns and websites that were updated.
  • The New York Times has released an open-source tool to let you manage all your internal knowledge more easily

    Library is a wiki at heart, but it uses the familiar Google Docs as its backend and editing interface, easing maintenance for a wide population of users (“we wanted to meet people where they already were, rather than trying to teach them something entirely new”).

  • We Built a Collaborative Documentation Site. Deploy Your Own With the Push of a Button.

    Our solution to this problem has worked well for us. We hope others will find value in the technology we built, so we’re releasing Library to the open source community.

  • foss-north 2019: Community Day
    I don’t dare to count the days until foss-north 2019, but it is very soon. One of the changes to this year is that we expand the conference with an additional community day. The idea with the community day here is that we arrange for conference rooms all across town and invite open source projects to use them for workshops, install fests, hackathons, dev sprints or whatever else they see fit. It is basically a day of mini-conferences spread out across town. The community day is on April 7, the day before the conference days, and is free of charge.
  • FSFE Newsletter March 2019
    This month's newsletter highlights the new project the FSFE recently joined and the funding opportunities it offers, that you may want to take advantage of. You can get the latest updates on the Copyright Directive reform and the hottest news regarding Article 13, as well as a short summary of what else has happened during the past month. In the Editor's choice section this month you can find interesting news on developments with the Radio Equipment Directive, and find out who else have expressed their support for our "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign and what they have to say about it.