Dmitry Torokhov sent in the input driver updates today for the Linux 4.4 merge window.
Intel's Darren Hart has sent in the x86 platform driver updates for the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window.
Many 64-bit ARM (ARM64) changes are inbound for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
Besides landing the LightNVM / Open-Channel SSD supprot, another pull request by Jens Axboe is adding another new feature for Linux 4.4.
Jens Axboe sent in the patches today for landing support for LightNVM and Open-Channel SSDs within the mainline Linux kernel!
Rafael Wysocki notes that with the power management and ACPI updates for Linux 4.4 there are "quite a [few] features are included this time" for improving Linux power use.
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 support has been around for a few kernel cycles now and with the forthcoming Linux 4.4 kernel it will be in much better shape.
One of the many pull requests sent in today by Ingo Molnar for the Linux 4.4 merge window was the EFI subsystem update.
Within hours of the Linux 4.3 release, Neil Brown sent in the MD updates for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
One month after the release of PulseAudio 7.0, PulseAudio 7.1 is now available.
Following the 4K AMD/NVIDIA High-End GPU Comparison On SteamOS Linux and 22-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA/AMD Graphics Cards On SteamOS For Steam Linux Gaming articles, a few Phoronix readers were inquiring about the CPU and GPU utilization metrics during testing.
While there's just one week left to the month, there are a lot of exciting Linux hardware/software benchmarks coming up on Phoronix over the next week. Here's a preview.
Rob Clark with Freedreno's MSM DRM driver is the latest to be updated in DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 4.4 merge window.
Yesterday I wrote about the Raspberry Pi KMS driver being prepared for DRM-Next and since then that code has in fact landed, making it a new driver for the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel cycle.
Eric Anholt at Broadcom has sent in his Git pull request to land the Raspberry Pi KMS/DRM driver into DRM-Next for in turn entering the mainline Linux 4.4 kernel.
Back in July I wrote about how Imagination Technologies was looking for a Linux graphics driver developer that would include working on portions of their yet-to-be-public open-source driver. Well, with developers having experience with Linux graphics drivers being in short supply, Imagination has yet to fill this position.
Our friends at System76 today announced the release of their first Skylake system. This first computer using Intel's latest-generation processors is a desktop that's part of the Wild Dog Pro family.
Imagination Technologies has just lifted the embargo on their new Creator CI40 development board as the successor to the MIPS Creator CI20.
The two firmware binary blobs for the mwlwifi driver (88W8864 and 88W8897) have been added to the linux-firmware Git tree. The mwlwifi driver is used by the WRT1900AC router, the device inspired by the WRT54G.
Adding to the feature list for Linux 4.4 is more complete TPM 2.0 support.
A pull request has just been sent in that in turn will target Linux 4.4 for offering on-demand device probing for helping platforms using Device Tree / OpenFirmware.
Thanks to the weather getting cooler, our power use from the constant open-source Linux benchmarking at Phoronix has dropped slightly over the past month, while it's still well above 2,000 kWh and about four times as high as last year.
Open-source support is still being worked on for GPU switching with pre-Retina Apple MacBook computers.
Eric Anholt has published an updated BCM2835 KMS driver for supporting the Raspberry Pi budget SBCs with this DRM driver.
While it's 2015, a serial port benchmark was just added to the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org.
While most Phoronix readers are familiar with Linux system providers System76 and ZaReason, less of you probably are familiar with eRacks even though they've been building open-source systems since the late 90's.
While last quarter was exciting for Linux users as was all of the open-source activity last month, this final quarter of 2015 is looking to be even more exciting for Linux enthusiasts.
Back in 2012 was a call for deprecating Linux FBDEV drivers in a move to try to kill off the FBDEV subsystem in favor of modern DRM drivers. As I've brought up several times since, FBDEV drivers are still kicking in the Linux kernel. Sent out today thought was another call to try to encourage developers to stop developing FBDEV drivers.
Jolla has begun fulfilling their orders on the crowd-funded Jolla Tablet.
If you're lucky enough to find some capable 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware, the latest open-source Linux packages are working out well in the 64-bit ARM world for providing a decent Linux desktop experience.
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