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Project PIANO was merged today into the Coreboot code-base, which is for mainline TianoCore boot support.
30 January 2013 - Project PIANO
Last week I pointed out how Google is contributing a lot to Coreboot since they are enjoying this open-source BIOS/UEFI because they can ship it on Chrome OS devices for allowing very fast boot times, great customization possibilities, and good security with having full source access. In this article are some development statistics surrounding Coreboot to show the most prolific contributors, the pace of development, and other traits for this open-source project formerly known as LinuxBIOS.
25 January 2013 - Coreboot - 2 Comments
There's a number of ACPI updates that are being shown off and will likely make their debut in the Linux 3.9 kernel for improving the power management support.
23 January 2013 - ACPI Power Management - 2 Comments
It's been over six months since last writing about Gummiboot, a simple EFI boot-loader. While there hasn't been any major news since than on this EFI boot-loader that's less than one year old, it continues to be actively developed.
22 January 2013 - Gummiboot - 2 Comments
Last year I wrote about Google becoming more involved with the Coreboot project for an open-source BIOS replacement for many motherboards/laptops. Google has been very interested in Coreboot since for their Chrome OS on the OEM Chromebooks they can achieve "super fast boot times" while being stable, secure, and can be quite customized with the open-source project. Google continues to invest heavily into the upstream Coreboot project.
18 January 2013 - Google Coreboot - 9 Comments
Another hardware announcement from the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas is Qualcomm announcing the Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors.
8 January 2013 - Snapdragon 800 - 4 Comments
David Airlie has announced work on "Reverse Optimus", which is a new approach he's taking for poking laptops with multiple GPUs, namely the NVIDIA Optimus laptops with a discrete NVIDIA GPU and integrated Intel graphics.
7 January 2013 - Reverse Optimus - 13 Comments
Support for AArch64, the 64-bit ARM architecture, is being prepped for the X.Org Server.
3 January 2013 - ARM 64-bit
Canonical officially announced Ubuntu Phone OS today, it's attempt at pushing the popular desktop Linux distribution onto mobile devices. However, for the moment, if you're just an end-user don't get too excited.
2 January 2013 - Ubuntu Phone OS - 49 Comments
The developers behind the Open webOS project have brought the mobile operating system to Google's Nexus 7 tablet.
1 January 2013 - Ported - 4 Comments
Here's a look at some of the most popular PC components for Linux users this year.
30 December 2012 - Linux Hardware - 5 Comments
If you were hoping you would be able to run your favorite Linux distribution on Microsoft's new Surface Tablet, it doesn't look like it will be an easy task to accomplish.
29 December 2012 - Surface Tablet - 18 Comments
The REAPER digital audio workstation software may be coming to Linux per a statement by its developers.
25 December 2012 - Reaper Software - 18 Comments
A CoreSight framework and CoreSight trace component drivers for Linux have been introduced. ARM's CoreSight provides on-chip debug and trace capabilities.
20 December 2012 - ARM CoreSight
Andy Gross of Texas Instruments has published initial support for graphics handling on the OMAP5 SoC. This support is for their open-source DRM kernel graphics driver.
20 December 2012 - OMAP5 DRM - 1 Comment
The PulseAudio 3.0 sound server was released last night and does offer several new audio-related features.
18 December 2012 - PulseAudio - 35 Comments
While Texas Instruments already has their open-source DRM graphics driver for their OMAP ARM SoCs, they have now rolled out another DRM driver targeting the TI LCD controller in some smaller chipsets.
17 December 2012 - DRM Graphics
The PowerPC feature pull for the Linux 3.8 kernel is significant in that it's the first release beginning to introduce support for IBM's next-generation POWER8 processors.
15 December 2012 - IBM POWER8 - 6 Comments
Yet more to report on with Linux 3.8... Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos DRM graphics driver component have readied their exynos-drm-next tree for pulling with new features.
14 December 2012 - Linux 3.8 Happenings
While there were some initial problems with Thunderbolt support on Linux, most of the early problems with the new technology have been worked out with recent kernel updates. Unfortunately, some problems remain with this high-speed I/O interface.
14 December 2012 - Thunderbolt - 10 Comments
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