NVIDIA 169.04 Driver Brings Improvements

Phoronix reports that NVIDIA’s 169.04 driver brings out a lot of improvements over its predecessor. This X.Org driver contained a number of GeForce 8 fixes, initial support for the GeForce 8800GT graphics card, monitoring of PowerMizer state information, and other changes.  What Phoronix had not tested, however, at that time was a performance comparison of…

ASUS Motherboard Ships With Embedded Linux

ASUSTek has introduced the P5E3 Deluxe motherboard, which in addition to using Intel’s new X38 Chipset also features a soon-to-be-announced technology by DeviceVM.  SplashTop is an instant-on Linux desktop environment that is embedded onto this motherboard. Within seconds of turning on the P5E3 Deluxe motherboard, you can boot into this Linux environment that currently features…