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The Top Linux Graphics Articles Of 2014: Testing Lots Of GPUs

Beyond the thousands of Phoronix news article this year with hundreds of them being concerned about Linux graphics as outlined already in various end-of-year top ten lists, published thus far this year (with another one or two still likely coming today) on Phoronix were 345 featured-length, multi-page articles to complement the shorter open-source Linux news pieces. Of the 345 articles, 132 of them were Linux graphics card reviews and other articles concerned about GPUs under Linux and/or Linux graphics drivers.
31 December 2014 - Linux Graphics

The Top AMD, Intel & NVIDIA Linux News For 2014

Here's another year-end Linux list... Well, three this time. This go-around is looking at the most popular NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD Linux news items of the past year.
30 December 2014 - Top Stories

Linux Gains Support For Really High Frame Rates With The PS3 Eye Camera

A new patch has been proposed today for the Linux kernel that would allow the PlayStation 3 Eye camera to capture at much higher frame-rates.
29 December 2014 - PlayStation 3 - 9 Comments

Marvell Releases New Open-Source 802.11ac WiFi Driver

On Christmas Eve, Marvell announced the release of a new open-source driver for one of its 802.11ac chips in cooperation with Linksys.
26 December 2014 - WRT1900AC - 4 Comments

UEFI Secure Boot Tools Updated For v2.4

James Bottomley has updated the open-source UEFI Secure Boot Tools for Linux distributions to build against the UEFI 2.4 specification.
23 December 2014 - UEFI Secure Boot Tools

Librem Linux Laptop Drops NVIDIA Graphics But Still Coming Up Short Of Goal

Last month I wrote about the Librem 15 as an open-source Linux laptop to the firmware, albeit it showed a number of shortcomings. Since then there's been a number of updates and other news sites are reporting on this "open-source friendly laptop", while here's my latest thoughts on this high-end Linux laptop.
23 December 2014 - Librem 15 - 20 Comments

Orange Pi Is The Latest Raspberry Pi Inspired ARM Board

The latest low-cost, Linux-friendly ARM single board computer is the Orange Pi that's trying to ride off the success of the Raspberry Pi.
22 December 2014 - Orange Pi - 20 Comments

An Open-Source Hardware Ambient Light Sensor Is Brought Up

Richard Hughes is looking to develop an open-source USB ambient light sensor as an OpenHardware initiative.
22 December 2014 - Ambient Light Sensor - 5 Comments

LowRISC To Feature Tagged Memory & Minion Cores

Earlier this year we wrote about lowRISC as an open-source SoC design using the RISC-V ISA. LowRISC hopes to ultimately get into volume silicon production and now they've released some documentation describing two planned features.
20 December 2014 - lowRISC - 9 Comments

More ACPI+PM Changes For Linux 3.19

Merged already for Linux 3.19 were significant power management and ACPI changes while a second serving of ACPI+PM updates have been requested for pulling just prior to the end of the 3.19 merge window.
20 December 2014 - Power Management - 1 Comment

An Open Hardware Random Number Generator Proposed

In 2015 we might see an open hardware random number generator that would connect to the system via an SD card slot.
19 December 2014 - Open-Source Hardware RNG - 25 Comments

Multi-Stream Transport 4K Monitors To Become Better Supported On Linux

For a number of months David Airlie at Red Hat has been working on DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) handling for Linux. Keith Packard over at Intel is now playing with DP MST too for bettering modern 4K display support on Linux within X.Org Server based environments.
17 December 2014 - 4K DP MST - 9 Comments

Affordable USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 NICs That Work With Linux

For anyone that may be in need of some USB wired network adapters, Plugable offers a few different options that are low-cost and work well with Linux -- in fact, Linux is mentioned on the product packaging.
16 December 2014 - USB2/3 NICs - 13 Comments

MIPS Has An "Unusually Large Pull" For Linux 3.19 Kernel

The MIPS architecture improvements and new features for the Linux 3.19 kernel are aplenty due to many MIPS patches not being merged for Linux 3.18 and then aside from that a lot of developers sending in lots of new work.
13 December 2014 - MIPS

Linux 3.19 To Have Full Multi-Touch For More Logitech Devices

Jiri Kosina has lined up his HID subsystem changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel that include more multi-touch device work and other input improvements.
12 December 2014 - HID - 2 Comments

Hardkernel Launches $35 Development Board That Can Smash The RPi

Hardkernel has announced the latest ODROID ARM development board. The ODROID-C1 is a $35 single-board computer that is similar in size to the Raspberry Pi but with much greater hardware specifications.
10 December 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 45 Comments

Preview Of The Massive New Open-Source, Linux Test Farm

They say a picture is worth one thousand words, but how many Linux systems is a picture worth?
5 December 2014 - Benchmarks!!!! - 26 Comments

MIPS Creator CI20 Now Available, Costs $65 USD

While many Linux users still cringe over hearing Imagination Technologies due to their shoddy Linux graphics driver history with the PowerVR series and lack of open-source friendship, their MIPS Creator CI20 development board just became available for sale and in the months ahead we'll see how their Linux support evolves.
4 December 2014 - Imagination - 21 Comments

Qualcomm Looks To Add HDCP Support To Freedreno

One month ago was the surprising contribution by Qualcomm's Innovation Center that they were adding new hardware support to Freedrenon, the open-source and reverse-engineered Gallium3D driver for Adreno graphics hardware. Qualcomm's contributions haven't ended and they're looking to add more patches -- including for HDCP support.
3 December 2014 - Freedreno Gallium3D - 9 Comments

Coreboot Now Works On A ~$70 Intel Motherboard

Coreboot has been ported to work on another Intel motherboard. This new support target is for older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors but the motherboard can still be purchased via retail channels and sells for only about $70 USD.
30 November 2014 - SNB/IVB - 19 Comments

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