Happy again, with Linux

On how people become happy again using Linux on their PCs and Macs. If you want to rediscover the beauty of Information Technology, using a secure and reliable system, but also having fun, then give Linux a chance. And have more fun choosing from its many distributions. Through the years, as my MacBook’s hardware failures became increasingly inconvenient, and as[…]

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A Linux hardware experience website turns 15

Phoronix.com turns 15 years old. The Linux related website that began with a case review and some peripheral reviews on a system running Knoppix. I started Phoronix for the poor Linux hardware support at the time and it’s been an amazing turnaround since that point. No longer is it a battle of getting network devices or input devices working on[…]

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How to turn on Accelerated Compositing Layers on Firefox

Accelerated compositing is the best way to use the available graphics hardware, offloading the work required to composite the webpages from the various layers they contain. If you enable it in Firefox, the result will be better user experience and improved overall performance. Hardware accelerated compositing uses the Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) to accelerate certain elements as native video formats[…]

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