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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 - 24 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

My New Linux Ultrabook: The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T

The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T is a Haswell-based Intel ultrabook that I have found to be quite interesting and will be carrying out a large number of Linux tests (and Windows 8.1 vs. Linux benchmarks) from this laptop that sports Intel Iris Graphics 5100, dual SSDs, and other impressive features.
8 March 2014 - Haswell - 25 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

Broadcom's New Open-Source GPU Stack Earns Praise

Last week we talked about Broadcom finally open-sourcing their VideoCore IV 3D Graphics Stack and it is indeed the real McCoy, but the $10,000 Quake III bounty has yet to be claimed for getting it to work on the Raspberry Pi.
5 March 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 13 Comments

BlueZ Works On Android Bluetooth GATT Support

The BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack now has support on Android for the Bluetooth GATT profile.
3 March 2014 - BlueZ - 1 Comment

Broadcom Open-Sources VideoCore IV 3D Graphics Stack

In celebrating two years that Raspberry Pi has been around, Eben Upton has announced today that they are open-sourcing their OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 graphics stack for the Broadcom VideoCore IV 3D graphics subsystem and it will help the Raspberry Pi with having a truly free graphics stack.
28 February 2014 - VideoCore - 71 Comments

The Mer-Powered "Improv" Board Is Running Behind Schedule

Many Phoronix readers may recall the Improv ARM development board announced back in November that would be comprised of "open hardware" and be running Mer OS and compatible with Wayland. The Improv board was worked on by Aaron Seigo and other KDE developers with a focus on running either the Plasma desktop or Plasma Active, among other possibilities. While they hoped to ship the Improv in January, it's still not shipping yet to those who ordered.
26 February 2014 - March Shipping - 15 Comments

Nokia Announces Its Three Nokia X Android Devices

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise given the plentiful leaks in the mobile space, but Nokia today announced three mobile devices running Google's Android operating system rather than Windows Phone or MeeGo/Harmattan or Asha.
24 February 2014 - Nokia Android - 5 Comments

BlueZ 5.15 Supports Android's Bluetooth Audio Interface

BlueZ 5.15 has been released to provide an updated Bluetooth stack for Linux and with this release does come some new functionality.
22 February 2014 - BlueZ 5.15 - 12 Comments

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