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Qualcomm Announces Four New Snapdragon Processors

Qualcomm announced yesterday the introduction of four new Snapdragon processors that the company says will "take 4G LTE and multimedia to new heights". These new processors are the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415.
19 February 2015 - Cortex-A72 - 29 Comments

Toshiba Laptops To Have Improved Support In Linux 3.20

The platform-drivers-x86 pull request has been filed for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some prominent additions.
19 February 2015 - platform-drivers-x86 - 4 Comments

Libinput Patches Add Touchpad Gestures & Wacom Tools

In getting Wayland's input support ready for prime-time usage and with Fedora 22 switching its X.Org input stack to libinput, Red Hat developers have been very busy getting libinput to reach feature parity with the conventional X.Org input code.
18 February 2015 - Libinput Tablets/Touchpads - 10 Comments

New ARM Platform Support For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

With the next kernel -- regardless of whether it be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 -- it will contain support for new ARM platforms.
17 February 2015 - Linux 3.20/Linux 4.0

Thoughts On Intel Boot Guard Impairing Coreboot

Last week we were first to relay the Coreboot discussion about how Intel Boot Guard in modern PCs is preventing alternative UEFI/BIOS from being used and others have since carried the story too. Matthew Garrett, a name well known to those following UEFI / Secure Boot Linux support, has blogged about his views on Boot Guard.
16 February 2015 - Boot Guard - 17 Comments

PlayStation 3 Support Is Still Being Worked On Within The Linux Kernel

The PowerPC architecture updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel, including some improvements for the Sony PlayStation 3 game console.
12 February 2015 - PS3 Power Linux - 9 Comments

Raspberry Pi 2 Linux Benchmarks: Arch, Raspbian & Overclocking

Thanks to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org, there's already many benchmarks of the new quad-core Raspberry Pi 2.
11 February 2015 - Raspberry Pi 2 - 14 Comments

Sound Updates For Linux 3.20 Improve HP Laptops, Other Features

The sound changes for the Linux 3.20 kernel aren't too incredibly exciting but there's some improvements for HP laptops, support for some new audio hardware, and a variety of other changes.
11 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 Sound - 15 Comments

New Input Drivers Coming To Linux 3.20

There's new input drivers for Linux 3.20 and improvements to the existing input drivers with this next kernel version.
11 February 2015 - Input - 4 Comments

Linux 3.20 To Fully Support The IBM z13

Last month IBM announced the z13 micro-processor for their z13 mainframe computers. IBM claims the z13 is the "world's fastest microprocessor" and now with Linux 3.20 there's full support.
11 February 2015 - IBM z13 - 9 Comments

HiKey: An 8-Core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 Board For $129 USD, But With One Sad Flaw

96Boards, the open hardware specification for ARM boards out of the Linaro Community Board Group, has out their first ARM board certified against their consumer edition standard.
9 February 2015 - 96Boards HiKey - 39 Comments

The BQ Ubuntu Phone Will Be Stocked With Binary Blobs

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone announced today that will begin selling next week via "flash sales" is certainly interesting from the software side with being the first official Ubuntu Phone, but from a hardware side, it's less than exciting.
6 February 2015 - BQ Blobs - 16 Comments

The One Hardware Company Hammering Linux The Most

There's one company hammering for more Linux hardware test data even more than myself...
6 February 2015 - Linux Hardware Hammer - 11 Comments

GCC & Clang Now Support ARM's New Cortex-A72

Yesterday ARM announced the new high-end Cortex-A72 CPU and today it's supported by the GCC and LLVM Clang compilers.
4 February 2015 - ARM Cortex-A72 - 3 Comments

Linux Support For The Broadwell Dell XPS 13 Isn't Yet In Shape

While the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Broadwell processor is playing fairly well under Linux, the new Dell XPS 13 laptop/ultrabook that's been of interest to many Phoronix readers still has a lot of work ahead although it's effectively usable right now.
3 February 2015 - Broadwell XPS 13 - 34 Comments

The Raspberry Pi 2 Makes A Big Difference Even For Web Browsing

The just-announced Raspberry Pi 2 is said to be six times faster than the original Raspberry Pi thanks to finally moving over to ARMv7 and going with a quad-core SoC design. While the RPi2 doesn't compete with the higher-end ARM SBCs that cost more and perform dramatically better, the Raspberry Pi 2 speed improvement is very noticeable even for tasks like web browsing.
2 February 2015 - Raspberry Pi 2 Speed - 27 Comments

Raspberry Pi 2 Launches With Quad-Core ARM SoC

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, their first multi-core, ARMv7 single board computer.
2 February 2015 - RPi2 - 52 Comments

Freedreno's MSM Driver Has New Features For Linux 3.20

Rob Clark has sent in his main pull request of the Freedreno's MSM DRM driver with changes intended for the Linux 3.20 kernel.
1 February 2015 - Freedreno MSM DRM

Librem 15 Linux Laptop Set To Close At Around $400k USD

While new Linux laptop projects keep popping up and many of these open-source friendly hardware projects never materialize, the Librem 15 at least has managed to shoot past its original funding goal.
31 January 2015 - Librem 15 - 17 Comments

Open Lunchbox: Yet Another Open-Source Laptop Attempt

Open Lunchbox is the latest project attempting to do an open-source laptop design. Open Lunchbox is trying to do their laptop project in a modular, open hardware design.
31 January 2015 - Open Lunchbox - 32 Comments

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