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Linux Consumers Should Still Avoid S3 Graphics

Whenever writing about VIA Technologies on Phoronix, S3 Graphics always comes to mind due to its relations with HTC and VIA. In fact, it's the only time that S3 Graphics usually ever comes to my mind aside from when talking about S3 Texture Compression. Anyhow, after writing this morning about the VIA KMS driver still not being mainline, it's worth reminding uninformed Linux users that S3 Graphics products remain poorly supported under Linux.
11 November 2012 - S3 Graphics - 15 Comments

LM_Sensors 3.3.3 Improves Linux Hardware Sensors

This week marked the release of a new LM_Sensors user-space update.
11 November 2012 - Sensor Monitoring - 11 Comments

ARM, Imagination Technologies Take Over MIPS

MIPS Technologies has announced today that their patent portfolio is being bought out by a company largely backed by ARM while Imagination Technologies will be taking over the MIPS company.
6 November 2012 - Buy Out - 16 Comments

Calxeda ARM Multi-Core Scaling Linux Performance

After delivering some AMD Vishera multi-core scaling benchmarks for reference on Saturday, here's some similar tests conducted from a Calxeda ECX-1000 quad-core ARM server node.
28 October 2012 - Calexa ECX-1000 - 3 Comments

Parallella: Low-Cost Linux Multi-Core Computing

Parallella is an attempt to make Linux parallel computing easier and is advertised as a "supercomputer for everyone", but will it come to fruition?
26 October 2012 - Parallella - 22 Comments

ARM Freedreno Driver Begins Work On Gallium3D

Rob Clark has provided a status update on Freedreno, his reverse-engineered ARM open-source graphics driver for the Qualcomm Snapdragon / Adreno hardware.
25 October 2012 - Rob Clark - 3 Comments

TI Linux Developers Continue Work On The OMAP5

While the ultimate future of Texas Instruments' OMAP division remains uncertain, their software engineers continue to work on maturing the OMAP5 Linux support.
25 October 2012 - OMAP5 - 2 Comments

Raspberry Pi GPU Driver Turns Out To Be Crap

While it looked hopeful at first with today's announcement of a fully open-source graphics stack for the Broadcom VideoCore found in the popular Raspberry Pi development board, upon closer examination it's actually not that good.
24 October 2012 - Raspberry Pi - 62 Comments

Raspberry Pi Gets Fully Open-Source Graphics Stack

The popular budget-friendly Raspberry Pi ARM development board now has a fully open-source graphics stack -- the user-space graphics drivers for the Broadcom VideoCore included!
24 October 2012 - She's Tapped! - 20 Comments

How To Port Linux To Your ARM Hardware Device

One of few very technical and worthwhile sessions during the openSUSE Conference at this weekend's LinuxDays event was about porting Linux to new ARM-based hardware devices.
23 October 2012 - OpenSUSE Conference - 1 Comment

Samsung Set To Open-Source Parts Of The Exynos

It appears that Samsung is preparing to open-source some code pertaining to their Exynos ARM SoC.
22 October 2012 - Samsung Exynos - 40 Comments

AMD Trinity APU Performance-Per-Watt On Linux

For those not over in the Czech Republic this weekend for the Linux events going on here, here are some more data points for the AMD A10-5800K "Trinity" APU to look at under Linux.
20 October 2012 - Benchmarks - 3 Comments

Tests Continue From The 5-Watt Ubuntu ARM Server

After yesterday publishing the first extensive benchmark results for the Calxeda EnergyCore ECX-1000 ARM Servers in the form of the 1.1GHz and 1.4GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 nodes running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10, here are more benchmarks to share today from the "5-Watt ARM Server" on Linux.
18 October 2012 - Calxeda ARM Highbank - 3 Comments

Linux Foundation Comes Up With SecureBoot Plan

The Linux Foundation has shared their plan for how they intend to deal with UEFI SecureBoot for running Linux on PCs that have this Microsoft-pushed feature for trying to secure the system boot process.
10 October 2012 - UEFI - 17 Comments

Linux Support For HDMI CEC Still In Development

A brief status report was shared concerning supporting the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature of HDMI under Linux.
8 October 2012 - HDMI CEC - 3 Comments

ACPI-Based System Device Hot-Plugging Framework

For several months there have been developers at Huawei and elsewhere working on an ACPI-based system device hot-plug framework for the Linux kernel.
7 October 2012 - ACPI

Linux Kernel Support For The Loongson-3

Lemote has published new Linux kernel patches for enabling the Loongson-3 processor support plus Loongson-3 based systems.
5 October 2012 - Kernel Support - 54 Comments

Linux Now Supports Oracle's SPARC-T4

With the Linux 3.7 kernel there is now support for the SPARC-T4 processor that Oracle introduced last year.
2 October 2012 - Linux Support - 5 Comments

Freedreno Driver Aspires Towards Gallium3D

The Freedreno reverse-engineered open-source ARM graphics driver continues to advance.
20 September 2012 - Freedreno - 1 Comment

Apple iPad 2 As Fast As The Cray-2 Super Computer

A university research director has shown that Apple's iPad 2 is as fast as the Cray-2 vector super-computer out of Cray Research from the 1980's. With some work to to the software, the iPad 2 performance benchmark result is quite impressive.
16 September 2012 - ARM Benchmarking - 31 Comments

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