Weekly review and outlook: According to a community survey, Linux is blossoming


A topic that tends to be more niche has made it to the top of this week's most read articles: Linux. Not only did many community members take part in the Linux survey that is still ongoing, many have also ventured their first steps with the numerous distributions.

For the next three weeks, the ComputerBase community to take part in the Linux-related survey. Thousands have already answered the call and shared their experiences. So far, more than 90 percent of the participants have stated that they have tried Linux.

Community shows interest in Linux

According to the survey, the top 3 reasons against experimenting with Linux were the lack of support for games and anti-cheat engines, the lack of software support for required software and satisfaction with the current Windows operating system. Among those who have already tried Linux, interest in the subject was the decisive factor for the “test drive”.

The community can still express their opinion on the subject of Linux until 7 Sep 12:29 p.m.

Spider-Man Remastered in the tech test

The tech test follows closely this week to Spider-Man Remastered, which initially only went online with the RT, DLSS and FSR view due to a patch last hour, but has since been expanded to include regular graphics card and CPU benchmarks as well as VRAM analyses. Another update for testing with a new AMD driver is planned for Monday.

A compact smartphone flagship

The Asus Zenfone 9 grabs the last place on the podium, the one of the few remaining smartphone flagships in a comparatively compact format. In addition to the format, the latest iteration scores with more performance, longer battery life and a better camera. The upgrade comes with a price increase of 130 euros compared to the Zenfone 8.

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  3. Test

    Asus Zenfone 9 Compact power pack packs a punch

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Ryzen 7000 shortly before the announcement

AMD Ryzen 7000 aka Raphael is just around the corner and could be officially presented on August 30th. Until then, readers will delight in more and more concrete rumours, such as the latest published information on prices and pictures of the outer packaging of the new processors, which top the daily news rankings this week.

Dated A wide price and performance range is expected from the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X for 799 euros to the Ryzen 7 7700X for 299 euros. Pricing is yet to come for the cheapest entry into the new AM5 platform, the Ryzen 5 7600X.

Most Read News & Notes

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  3. 3 ad hoc announcement Nvidia's gaming sales and margin are falling sharply 70%
  4. 4 Nothing Phone (1) Advertised display brightness reduced to 700 cd/m² 61%
  5. 5 LG OLED.EX 97″ TV with vibration sound and gaming in 42″ and 48″ 58%
  6. 6 Google Maps fuel-saving routes start in Germany 58%
  7. 7 Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro Samsung precedes the “Apple Watch Pro” 57%
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Games, notebooks and smartphones -Tests

For the start of the coming week, there is another update for the test of Spider-Man Remastered. Tests for the Corsair Voyager a1600 and the Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro are planned for the days after.