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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

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

Samsung Sends Out Their Updated Exynos DRM Driver

Users of the Samsung Exynos DRM driver will see several updates appear with the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - Exynos

Linux 3.15 Supports The Dualshock 4, Win 8.1 Multi-Touch Protocol

The "HID" pull request was submitted this morning for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window and it presents new hardware support along with Windows 8.1 multi-touch protocol support.
2 April 2014 - Input - 4 Comments

DisplayPort MST Support Is In The Works For Linux

David Airlie has begun hacking on DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport handling for the open-source DRM/KMS graphics drivers.
2 April 2014 - DisplayPort - 10 Comments

Linux 3.15 Squeezes In More ACPI / PM Improvements

Besides suspend and resuming much quicker, the Linux 3.15 kernel also has many other ACPI and power management improvements.
2 April 2014 - Power Management

Raspberry Pi Can Now Run Quake 3 On Open Graphics

Just over one month ago Broadcom opened up their VideoCore IV 3D graphics driver stack and now it's been brought to work on the Raspberry Pi low-cost ARM board -- to the extent that it can run Quake III.
1 April 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 14 Comments

Benchmarking Numascale's NumaConnect: 256 AMD Cores Connected

Numascale's NumaConnect technology allows organizations to build scalable, shared-memory systems from standard AMD servers using the Norwegian company's high-speed interconnect interface.
29 March 2014 - NumaConnect

Intel Thunderbolt Is Still A Pain For Linux Developers, Users

While Thunderbolt was promising from a technology perspective, it hasn't seen too much adoption outside of Apple systems and the Linux support is still plaguing developers and causing nightmares among Linux users.
27 March 2014 - Thunderbolt - 18 Comments

Working Towards Lower OpenGL Driver Overhead

Today at the Game Developer's Conference was an interesting session with OpenGL developers from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA jointly talking about reducing OpenGL driver overhead.
20 March 2014 - OpenGL - 52 Comments

Linux Hardware Enthusiasts: Win Some $100 Amazon Gift Cards

In celebration of last week's Phoronix Test Suite 5.0-Plavsk release we are giving away several $100 Amazon gift cards to Linux users.
17 March 2014 - Gift Cards For Benchmarks - 21 Comments

Replicant Developers Find Backdoor In Android Samsung Galaxy Devices

Developers working on Replicant OS, a free and open-source spin of Google's Android operating system, have claimed to uncover a backdoor into the device's file-system for several Samsung Galaxy mobile devices using the stock Android image.
12 March 2014 - Replicant - 22 Comments

Eurocom Begins Offering Linux High Performance Laptops

Eurocom is the latest laptop vendor now offering Linux as a laptop when buying one of their high-end laptop models.
11 March 2014 - Eurocom - 6 Comments

Lots Of Linux Hardware Reviews Coming Up, San Diego Meet-Up

This month will be a great month for Phoronix-reading Linux enthusiasts for a variety of reasons.
9 March 2014 - Upcoming - 3 Comments

Samsung Laptops Will Soon See Better Linux Performance, Less Bugs

The performance of several different Samsung laptop models will soon improve under Linux thanks to an important kernel fix that will appear in the Linux 3.15 kernel. This important patch addresses some ACPI issues and system performance issues for multiple Samsung laptops that have plagued Linux for at least two years.
5 March 2014 - Samsung - 7 Comments

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