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Moblin 2.1 IVI FC Released With New Intel Driver

Intel

Published on 06 January 2010 11:20 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
18 Comments

While Moblin 2.1 was released in early November, today at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Intel Corp just putout the Moblin 2.1 IVI FC release. Moblin 2.1 IVI FC marks this as being the "feature complete" version in this release series. This release particularly is intended for Intel Atom Z530 + US15W platforms, but the open-source OS is using the VESA display driver by default due to Intel's non-free and much criticized Poulsbo driver.

However, in its binary form but freely redistributable, Intel has also released a driver called IEGD (Intel Embedded Graphics Driver). We have not been able to yet test out this new Intel graphics driver, but it may very well be their new Gallium3D driver that we exclusively talked about for the past few months.

The Moblin 2.1 IVI FC release along with the IEGD 3D driver download link can be found at Moblin.org.

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