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HP Launches Their Low-Power Moonshot Servers

For the better part of two years now HP has been working on "Project Moonshot" as what the company hopes will be revolutionary as a new ultra energy-efficient server architecture. Moonshot began with Calxeda-based ARM SoCs, but in the end HP settled for Intel Atom processors. Released today were HP's Moonshot system based on the Intel Atom S1200.
8 April 2013 - Project Moonshot - 16 Comments

Dell/Alienware Introduce Linux Gaming PC

Alienware, the brand once very well known amongst gamers for their high-end gaming PCs and was since acquired by Dell, has introduced their first (Ubuntu) Linux gaming PC.
5 April 2013 - Alienware Gaming - 50 Comments

Intel Ultrabook: Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 13.04 Tests

Our latest benchmarks from the ASUS S56CA-WH31 Intel Ultrabook is comparing the performance of this Ivy Bridge laptop between Fedora 18 and a recent Ubuntu 13.04 development snapshot under various workloads.
4 April 2013 - Ultrabook On Linux - 14 Comments

Leap Motion Support Comes To Linux

The Leap Motion device with its motion sensing technology is now supported by Linux.
28 March 2013 - Leap Motion - 13 Comments

Linux USB PIco Projector Driver Gets Updated

After being nearly one year with no news from the project, the libam7xxx library that drives various USB pico projectors on Linux has been updated.
19 March 2013 - libam7xxx

Atheros Publishes Open-Source WiFi Firmware

Atheros has been more friendly towards Linux customers in recent years with open-source WiFi/network Linux drivers. Atheros has even been kind towards BSD users. The latest Atheros open-source contribution is the opening up of their firmware for two wireless chipsets.
12 March 2013 - Atheros - 30 Comments

ARM Ports Linux KVM To AArch64/ARM64

Last year ARM Holdings published ARM KVM virtualization support. This support was for ARMv7 hardware using the ARM Cortex-A15 since it's the first 32-bit ARM processor to support hardware virtualization. Ahead of the debut of any 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware, KVM has now been ported to ARM64.
5 March 2013 - ARM64

Running Modern Linux On The CompuLab Trim-Slice

At the beginning of last year I tested the CompuLab Trim-Slice, which was a great ARM-based Linux desktop for the time. While the hardware now shows its signs of aging in the fast-paced ARM world, modern Linux distributions can still be loaded up on the platform.
5 March 2013 - CompuLab Trin-Slice - 1 Comment

GCC Link-Time Optimizations On The ARM Cortex-A9

The ARM Linux benchmarks continue. This time around we're looking at how the GCC LTO (Link-Time Optimization) performance fairs when running from a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Cortex-A9 tablet.
2 March 2013 - Benchmarks - 1 Comment

Linux EFI Tools Supports Manipulating UEFI Signatures

Version 1.4 of the Linux efitools package is now available and it supports reading and manipulating the UEFI signatures database.
1 March 2013 - efitools

LG Acquires WebOS From HP, To Ship WebOS On TVs

LG Electronics announced today that they are acquiring webOS from Hewlett-Packard. The game-plan for this mobile Linux operating system that originally came from Palm is to use it on LG Smart TVs.
25 February 2013 - WebOS - 8 Comments

IBM Continues Work On POWER8 In Linux 3.9 Kernel

The PowerPC architecture update for the Linux 3.9 kernel is made up mostly of bug-fixes and minor updates, but there are a few highlights. Most of the major work revolves around the yet-to-be-released POWER8 hardware.
24 February 2013 - PowerPC

Linux Kernel Support Coming For Billions Of Chips

The Linux 3.9 kernel will likely be introducing support for the line of Synopsys ARC700 processors. More than one billion ARC-based chips are shipped annually by Synopsys licensees and now the mainline Linux kernel can finally begin tapping this hardware.
22 February 2013 - Synopsys

Linux 3.9 Kernel Improves ARM Hardware Support

The Linux 3.9 kernel will be another exciting update not only for common x86 users but the ARM hardware support continues to advance too.
22 February 2013 - Linux 3.9

Dell Puts Out Updated Ubuntu Linux Laptop

Dell has released an updated XPS 13 laptop that now has an 1920 x 1080 FHD display while shipping Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
18 February 2013 - Updated Ubuntu - 51 Comments

ARM: This Open-Source Stack Will Only Grow Louder

Luc Verhaegen has warned ARM that his Lima graphics driver project will only "grow louder and louder" as its performance becomes more competitive with their closed-source Mali graphics driver and eventually may reach (or surpass) feature parity.
13 February 2013 - Luc Verhaegen - 14 Comments

Linux Foundation Releases Secure Boot System

The Linux Foundation has finally released its UEFI Secure Boot system that's intended for independent Linux distributions and software developers to more easily have access to a signed boot shim.
8 February 2013 - Linux Foundation - 10 Comments

UEFI Mode On Linux Still Bricking Samsung Laptops

It turns out the Samsung laptop issue whereby the hardware would become bricked when booting Linux in UEFI mode is not fixed. There were patches recently applied against the kernel that were supposed to address the problem, but it turns out that there are still problems ahead.
7 February 2013 - Not Fixed - 7 Comments

Freedreno Gallium3D Shows Much Promise

In continuation of the article noting Freedreno Gallium3D might be merged soon, here's the video showing off the progress of this open-source Gallium3D graphics driver that was made to support the Qualcomm Adreno hardware.
6 February 2013 - Freedreno - 4 Comments

Lima Graphics Driver Can Beat ARM's Binary Blob

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

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