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The open-source Lima graphics driver that's a reverse-engineered user-space software driver for ARM's Mali graphics core, is now faster than the official ARM binary graphics driver in certain cases, such as when running Quake 3.
6 February 2013 - Lima Performance - 2 Comments
For those of you curious about the state of hardware-assisted video playback acceleration on the Linux graphics drivers, here's a brief overview.
5 February 2013 - Video Acceleration - 29 Comments
Ubuntu 13.04 will feature better support for the Samsung Chromebook that's powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 Dual ARM SoC.
5 February 2013 - Chromebook
The open-source "Freedreno" Gallium3D driver that provides reverse-engineered 3D support for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics processor is turning out to be in quite good shape. Freedreno is one of the first good ARM Gallium3D drivers and it might soon be merged into Mesa.
3 February 2013 - Freedreno Gallium3D - 7 Comments
Matthew Garrett has written a new article summarizing the state of UEFI/SecureBoot on Linux. Overall, the situation isn't good if you're using hardware from one of three major vendors.
1 February 2013 - Secure Boot - 17 Comments
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
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