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Coreboot Keeps Getting Better Bay Trail Support

After Google Chrome OS developers committed a lot more of Intel's Bay Trail support for Coreboot earlier this week, more Bay Trail related code has kept landing for this open-source BIOS/UEFI alternative.
9 May 2014 - Bay Trail

It Looks Unlikely The Improv ARM Mer-Running Board Will Ship

Back in the middle of April I wrote about the Improv ARM development board not yet shipping and many of the early pre-order customers being frustrated that the open-source-friendly hardware still isn't shipping months past its original ship date. Since then, there's still been no official update and it looks like one of their suppliers isn't even working with them anymore.
7 May 2014 - Improv - 6 Comments

Better Intel "Bay Trail" Support Lands In Coreboot

Chrome OS developers at Google have landed improvements within Coreboot for Bay Trail given Chromebooks starting to ship with this low-power Intel hardware.
6 May 2014 - Bay Trail

Allwinner A80 Octa-Core Hardware Coming Next Month

In June we should start seeing the Allwinner A80-based hardware designs hitting the market for a much needed performance boost for Allwinner SoCs.
5 May 2014 - Allwinner A80 - 17 Comments

DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport Starts Working On Linux

The work by David Airlie of Red Hat's DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport is beginning to show success.
3 May 2014 - DisplayPort MST - 8 Comments

No, ARM Didn't Open-Source Their Full Mali Linux Driver

A few Phoronix readers have written in with excitement thinking in recent weeks - including this morning - that ARM open-sourced their Linux/Android graphics driver... But in reality, nothing has changed.
2 May 2014 - Bits - 6 Comments

Clpeak: OpenCL Device Profiling On Linux

Clpeak is a relatively new open-source tool for querying the peak capabilities of OpenCL devices under Linux.
28 April 2014 - clpeak

Sailfish On The Nexus 4 Now Works For Audio Phone Calls

A new update was recently released for Jolla's Sailfish OS for running on Google's Nexus 4 smart-phone.
27 April 2014 - Sailfish OS - 8 Comments

Packard Bell LM85 Now Supported By Coreboot

Packard Bell's EasyNote LM85 notebook now has mainline Coreboot support for those wishing to replace its proprietary BIOS.
20 April 2014 - EasyNote LM85 - 1 Comment

AmazonBasics External USB 2.0 DVD Writer For Linux

Those in need of an affordable external DVD writer that's USB 2.0 based and will work with Linux, Amazon has a simple yet reliable and Linux-friendly slim external DVD burner that doesn't cost too much.
20 April 2014 - DVD Burner - 13 Comments

TP-LINK TG-3468: A $12 Linux PCI-E Gigabit Network Adapter

For those that may be looking for a PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapter, the TP-LINK TG-3468 is a suitable choice and costs just $12 USD and runs well with Linux.
20 April 2014 - Ethernet - 27 Comments

eRacks Keeps Pushing Linux, Open-Source Systems After 15 Years

One of the newer supports of Phoronix.com is eRacks, a company specializing in open-source systems -- primarily rackmounts and other high performance hardware -- since 1999.
19 April 2014 - eRacks - 14 Comments

The Improv ARM Board Still Isn't Shipping; Riding A Dead Horse?

Announced last year was an open-source ARM development board running Mer with an aim of supporting X.Org and Wayland based environments and would be powerful enough to run KDE's Plasma Active environment. The Improv is now three months past its original ship-date and there's no indication of the low-end dual-core Cortex-A7 + 1GB RAM hardware shipping anytime soon.
18 April 2014 - Improv - 9 Comments

ACPI & Power Management Get More Updates In Linux 3.15

A second Git pull request has been made for the ACPI and power management code within the kernel for Linux 3.15.
10 April 2014 - Power Management

Linksys Begins Shipping The WRT1900AC

Belkin announced today they are starting to ship the WRT1900AC, their WRT54G open-source router successor that now supports 802.11ac and other modern features. Belkin is working on open-source OpenWRT support for this new router.
10 April 2014 - Open-Source Router - 48 Comments

Coreboot Adds Support For The Lenovo ThinkPad T530

The Coreboot open-source BIOS/UEFI replacement now has initial support for the Lenovo ThinkPad T530 notebook.
9 April 2014 - Coreboot ThinkPad - 13 Comments

Qualcomm Announces 64-bit Snapdragon Processors

Qualcomm announced this morning their next-generation 64-bit processors for what they hope yields "the ultimate connected mobile computing experiences" with a ton of new features and capabilities.
7 April 2014 - Snapdragon 800 - 28 Comments

ARM SoC Changes Merged For Linux 3.15 Kernel

There's continued work with the Linux 3.15 kernel for bettering ARM hardware support on Linux, but overall there isn't anything overly exciting by the SoC changes this merge window.
5 April 2014 - ARM - 2 Comments

Intel Atom E3825 "Bay Trail" Linux Benchmarks With AAEON

AAEON, a company owned by ASUS that specializes in industrial and embedded platforms for applications ranging from railroads to the military, sent over their AAEON EMB-BT1 board that's loaded with an Atom E3825 Bay Trail SoC. A full Linux write-up of this exciting mini-ITX board will be coming soon on Phoronix, but for some weekend benchmarks are some initial results for the E3825 when running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
5 April 2014 - AAEON EMB-BT1 - 2 Comments

Belkin Begins Releasing OpenWRT Code For The WRT1900AC

A few months ago we wrote about Linksys Reviving The WRT54G Router In 802.11AC Form. Belkin, which owns Linksys, has begun releasing code for this new router -- the WRT1900AC -- but with this early code is still some glaring problems.
4 April 2014 - OpenWRT - 7 Comments

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