View Full Version : Favorite hardware review site...

January 16th, 2008, 08:24 PM
What is your favourite hardware review site? Do they do any reviews of hardware running Linux?

My favourite site is tomshardware.com but I have always wished they would do more of their hardware reviews under Linux. It would be most interesting to see them do ones where the same application exists for multiple operating systems. It would also be nice to see them bash a hardware manufacturer when their product doesn't work well under Linux just like they would if it performed poorly under Windows. I think that would at the very least drive more attention towards hardware support under Linux while helping people buy the hardware that runs the applications they need it to run.

If I want to see what video card will run Crysis the best all I have to do is hit up any major hardware review site. But if I want to see how well that same card will perform under Ubuntu with Desktop Effects and such I have to hunt around a forum and ask other members that have tried it. And if I can't find anyone that has tried that peice of hardware in question then I pretty much just have to take a blind leap of faith and try it myself. This had led to mixed results such as the audio on my mainboards HDMI port not working. Had I known it wouldn't work I would have just saved the $20 and not gotten the HDMI version of this board but that is just one example of many. What do you guys think?

January 16th, 2008, 08:26 PM
tomshardware is my favorite too but they dont feel the need to test things with linux although im sure if we all complained they might give it a shot

January 16th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Not really a reviewsite, but XtremeSystems.org forums keep me up to date.

January 16th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Prefer www.anandtech.com
www.linuxhardware.org/ has the linux slant ;)

January 16th, 2008, 08:34 PM
phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com )

January 16th, 2008, 08:38 PM
tomshardware is my favorite too but they dont feel the need to test things with linux although im sure if we all complained they might give it a shot

I gave them feedback via this form. Give it a shot...


Try it for whatever site you like to visit. If enough people say something they just might change.

January 16th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Right now I am trying to make a purchase decision on a TV capture card for my Linux system but I am having a hard time finding information on what works the best. I am getting tired of the hit and miss approach to buying hardware for my Linux systems just because some hardware manufacturers choose to support Linux better than others.

January 16th, 2008, 09:45 PM
My favorite is http://www.hardocp.com .

January 16th, 2008, 10:08 PM
I've heard these work okay, but don't have one so just rumor for me.

January 16th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Tomshardware used to be my favorite site until I started seeing big ads for the hardware that they rated best.

January 17th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Got this reply back from my email to Tom's Hardware...

"Hi Justin,

although you might not always receive a reply, we do read everything :)

I'll bring it up internally, but don't expect too much. Windows is more than


Patrick Schmid
Director of Content Operations

BESTOFMEDIA Publishing Group
www.bestofmedia.com, www.tomshardware.com"

It is kind of lame but at least I did get a reply. Who knows perhaps we will see some Linux related stuff on that site now...