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Linux News From The Consumer Electronics Show 2012

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Published on 09 January 2012 05:35 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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It's now CES (Consumer Electronics Show) week in Las Vegas... Phoronix will have you covered on important Linux hardware news.

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, but there's already some media events, parties, and other meetings taking place.

I'm at CES 2012 for Linux coverage, namely anything important but not to look at any random gadget running Linux or the plethora of Android tablets and smart-phones.

If you're a vendor at CES reading this and wanting a meeting, you must really have something new that's relevant to the main interest areas of Phoronix (graphics, Linux drivers, open-source announcements, motherboards, etc) or at least have good Bavarian beer to make the meeting more lively; I'll be leaving LAS at midnight on Tuesday. Contact me or you can easily huntdown the lederhosens.

Linux News From The Consumer Electronics Show 2012
While having been at CES for several years, not often is there anything really great to show that's Linux-enthusiast related...

Among some CES2012 Linux notes so far are:

- Canonical is showing off Ubuntu TV. See this Canonical blog posting for details or ubuntu.com/tv for more details, screenshots, etc. Canonical will be shipping Ubuntu TV in 2012 and will be offering it for free to vendors. Ubuntu TV does use a modified version of Unity. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have more technical details on Ubuntu TV.

- Intel is pumping Medfield heavily, but the Linux driver state is still not fully known yet... Hopefully their binary blob won't be a disaster like the Poulsbo situation or that they will have a magic open-source drop. Intel Ivy Bridge is not expected to be shown off publicly with still a couple months before launch.

- ST-Ericsson representatives here really don't have a clue about Linux with thinking Linux and open-source are synonyms, etc.

- I'm still working on a Radeon HD 7000 series graphics card from AMD or one of their AIB partners in order to put out more Linux information...

- Hopefully VIA will say something interesting about Linux, like last year.

- There's nothing exciting in Lenovo Linux land... They're showing off several new Android devices, but no ThinkPad deployments with Linux or anything else exciting for Linux enthusiasts.

Follow me on Twitter for the latest open-source and Linux information live from the Las Vegas event.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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