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Linux Driver Support Still Leaves A Lot To Desire

A few days ago when I shared the biggest problems with Linux as judged by the Phoronix community, at least a few people took issue with the fact that some of the ugly issues with Linux were pointed out.
21 June 2012 - It's Not Better Than Windows - 96 Comments

Calxeda Claims 15x Advantage Over Intel Xeon

Calxeda has put out its first benchmark of their forthcoming Calxeda ARM Server. The company is claiming a 15x performance-per-Watt advantage over a recent Intel Xeon CPU.
20 June 2012 - Calxeda ARM Servers - 16 Comments

Linux On The 2012 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro?

Since yesterday's keynote at the beginning of Apple's WWDC event where they announced several new MacBook products, I've received a number of emails asking about the Linux support for these 2012 MacBook Air models and the next-generation MacBook Pro.
12 June 2012 - Apple MacBooks - 55 Comments

Samsung Goes Platinum For Linux Foundation

Samsung Electronics has become a platinum sponsor of the Linux Foundation.
6 June 2012 - Platinum Supporter - 8 Comments

The Most Popular Linux News Of Eight Years

With the 8th birthday of Phoronix yesterday, here's a collection of the most popular Phoronix stories about Linux and open-source that were written since its creation in 2004.
6 June 2012 - Phoronix History

A New Open-Source GPU Comes About

After writing last month the open-source graphics card is dead and why the open-source graphics card failed, this weekend I received an email that begins with "Open Graphics! Here we go again! As our master thesis work we have implemented a open source graphics accelerator."
4 June 2012 - Another One - 11 Comments

The UEFI SecureBoot Saga For Linux Continues

The UEFI SecureBoot saga for Linux continues with another update by Matthew Garrett of Red Hat.
31 May 2012 - Latest - 70 Comments

The Open-Source Snapdragon Driver Wasn't Killed

Back in April I wrote about an open-source graphics driver for Qualcomm's Snapdragon. This reverse-engineered driver project was actually started by an employee of Texas Instruments -- a competitor to Qualcomm -- but was being done since it was some of the only ARM hardware out there where the developer wasn't tainted by NDAs. Since Phoronix delivered the announcement of this Snapdragon GPU driver, there hasn't been much news to report.
30 May 2012 - ARM Linux - 4 Comments

ARM Is Raised For The Linux 3.5 Kernel

There's a growing number of features coming about for the Linux 3.5 kernel. Covered so far has been the DRM GPU drivers, input, input, and other areas. The ARM architecture has also been enhanced with Linux 3.5.
30 May 2012 - ARM Architecture - 5 Comments

VIA Receives A "Best Choice Award"

VIA fired off an email this morning because they received a best choice award at Computex.
29 May 2012 - VIA Technologies - 10 Comments

Why The Open-Source Graphics Card Failed

Last week I wrote that the open-source graphics card is dead. The developer behind Project VGA has now written a lengthy email to me to explain why the open-source graphics card is no more.
28 May 2012 - Explanation - 18 Comments

Open-Source ARM Mali Driver Update (Lima)

This weekend at LinuxTag 2012, an update was shared concerning the state of the Lima driver project -- the initiative to create a reverse-engineered, open-source ARM Mali driver.
27 May 2012 - It's Still A WIP - 9 Comments

DMA-BUF In Linux 3.5 WIll Get MMAP, VMAP

The DMA-BUF buffer sharing mechanism in the Linux kernel will gain new features with the Linux 3.5 kernel.
26 May 2012 - New Support - 2 Comments

Linux Support Finally For Creative Sound Core3D

The Linux 3.5 kernel will introduce support for the Sound Core3D audio cards that were launched by Creative last year.
23 May 2012 - Creative Labs - 34 Comments

The Open-Source Graphics Card Is Dead

The effort to create an open-source graphics card suffered a premature and quiet death some time ago.
23 May 2012 - Project VGA - 22 Comments

ARM Publishes New Universal Linux Graphics Driver

ARM has published a new open-source X.Org DDX Linux graphics driver while working to enable support for their next-generation ARM Mali T6xx graphics core.
21 May 2012 - xf86-video-armsoc - 28 Comments

Another New KMS Graphics Driver Tips Up

Another new open-source KMS (kernel mode-setting) kernel graphics driver has tipped-up. This time it's for...
27 April 2012 - Matrox - 34 Comments

Linux Hardware, Software Trends Over One Year

Here's a look at some Linux hardware and software usage trends over the past year on a month-by-month basis.
23 April 2012 - OpenBenchmarking - 19 Comments

Running The OMAPDRM On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Besides Ubuntu 12.04 on ARMv7 being much faster, thanks to hard-float and other improvements, the Texas Instruments OMAP DRM driver is also available to provide a KMS experience for some hardware.
22 April 2012 - TI OMAP DRM - 3 Comments

Open-Source ARM Mali Graphics Driver Achieves...

The open-source ARM Mali graphics driver, known as the the Lima project, has achieved a major milestone.
12 April 2012 - Lima Project - 4 Comments

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