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This Week: Fedora 13, Gallium3D, Reiser4

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Published on 15 November 2009 11:41 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Some of the notable news items we covered this week at Phoronix included a new GRUB 2.0 release, Mesa / Gallium3D coming to Android netbooks, exclusive word from a former Namesys employee that Reiser4 may go after mainline Linux inclusion in 2010, GNOME 3.0 being officially delayed to September, and a virtual Gallium3D driver coming for VMware.

Some of the other interesting events this week included Khronos launching OpenWF, Fedora 13 codenames, a new PulseAudio release, VirtualBox 3.1 bringing teleportation support and other improvements, a Unigine Heaven status update, Intel and AMD making up for their past legal battles, MPlayer now supporting most Blu-ray and HD-DVD codecs, and Wine 1.1.33 gaining more Direct3D 10 functionality.

Other Linux graphics topics talked about this week besides VMware's virtual Gallium3D driver that should be very interesting for virtualization is the state of Gallium3D and its future, a talk about the Wayland Display Server, NVIDIA updated two of its legacy drivers, an overhaul of Mesa's GLSL compiler, and the ATI R300 Gallium3D DRI support being done.

Featured articles at Phoronix this week included a review of the OCZ Agility EX SSD that uses SLC memory and performs remarkably well, benchmarks of EXT3, EXT4, XFS, Btrfs, and ReiserFS using a 32GB USB flash drive, and a review of the SilverStone Raven RV02 chassis. When it comes to our popular benchmarking/testing software, the Phoronix Test Suite we shared this week that PTS Lenvik will run on Windows 7 and released PTS Bardu Beta 3 with Phoronix Test Suite 2.2.0 "Bardu" officially arriving this week.

Lastly, before calling it a week, we would like to remind everyone that our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey is currently taking place for the month of November. Please take our annual survey about Linux graphics and hardware as it will help both end-users and developers of X.Org. It should just take a few minutes to complete.

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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