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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

The Video Acceleration State On Linux GPU Drivers

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 Have Better Exynos 5 Chromebook Support

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

Freedreno Gallium3D Driver Might Be Merged Soon

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

Three PC Brands Where SecureBoot On Linux Is Botched

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

ACPI Support Continues To Be Improved In Linux

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

Gummiboot Is Still Simply Booting EFI Systems

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

Qualcomm Announces The Snapdragon 800

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 Announces "Reverse Optimus" Multi-GPU

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

ARM 64-Bit Support For The X.Org Server (AArch64)

Support for AArch64, the 64-bit ARM architecture, is being prepped for the X.Org Server.
3 January 2013 - ARM 64-bit

Ubuntu Linux For Mobile Phones Announced

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

Open webOS Running On The Google Nexus 7

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

The Most Popular Linux Hardware Of 2012

Here's a look at some of the most popular PC components for Linux users this year.
30 December 2012 - Linux Hardware - 5 Comments

Linux On The Microsoft Surface Won't Be Easy

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

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