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    Disk Passthrough Explained

    QEMU supports many different types of virtualized disks. Throughput, latency, and overhead vary greatly depending on the disk type. Here's a rundown of all the options, their benefits, and their drawbacks. IDE/SATA QEMU primarily supports two emulated disk controllers: IDE [...]

  • Compiz Cube

    Linux Desktop Compositors — Performance and Functionality

    Desktop performance on Linux can vary with different environments, window managers, compositors, and graphics drivers. Depending on the driver and environment in use, your desktop's responsiveness and performance can vary wildly. The compositor is among the most vital components for [...]

  • ZFS can be used with a multitude of disk configurations

    ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained

    In our last article, we touched upon configuration and basic usage of ZFS. We showed ZFS's utility including snapshots, clones, datasets, and much more. ZFS includes many more advanced features, such as ZVols and ARC. This article will attempt to [...]

  • ZFS HDD

    ZFS Configuration on Linux – Setup and Basics

    Can you think of a time where you forgot to make a backup of a file/folder, and accidentally corrupted or deleted it? Maybe a mistaken command ran 'rm -rf' across your entire music library? Maybe core system files of a [...]

  • Linux Kernel 4.15 Introduces USB Controller Bugs in VFIO

    If you're passing through a USB controller or an HBA with kernel 4.15 or later, you may have noticed some issues. Many have been unable to use their passthrough VM due to a kernel oops. If you've fallen victim to [...]

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Linux Desktop Compositors — Performance and Functionality

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, News, Opinion|Tags: , , , |

Desktop performance on Linux can vary with different environments, window managers, compositors, and graphics drivers. Depending on the driver and [...]

Next Up Hero Shows Promise with Interesting New Mechanics

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Linux Gaming, News, Opinion, Software Reviews|Tags: , , |

  Next Up Hero is a Steam Early Access game brought to you by the talented folks at Digital Continue. [...]

Why We’re Still Recommending the GT 710 For Passthrough Hosts

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Hardware reviews, News, Opinion|Tags: , , |

The GT 710 might seem like a strange card to choose for anything at first blush. It's a few years [...]

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ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , |

In our last article, we touched upon configuration and basic usage of ZFS. We showed ZFS's utility including snapshots, clones, [...]

Explaining CSM, efifb=off, and Setting the Boot GPU Manually

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , |

Many factors can influence the success of GPU Passthrough. On some newer systems, notably low and mid-end Ryzen platforms, there's [...]

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