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Two UEFI Secure Boot White Papers

Two white papers have been published on the subject of how the UEFI secure boot specification can be made to work with free operating systems. The first is Making UEFI Secure Boot Work With Open Platforms by James Bottomley and Jonathan Corbet; it is published by the Linux Foundation. "Linux and other open operating systems will be...

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Intel SNB RC6 On Linux 3.1 Is Both Good & Bad

As a follow-up to this morning's Linux 3.1 Enhances Sandy Bridge, Preps For Ivy Bridge article that looked at the Intel SNB graphics performance with the new Linux 3.1 kernel, here's a look at the power consumption when enabling RC6...

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The State Of OpenGL 3.0 Support In Mesa

Last month during XDC2011 Chicago it was publicly talked about how Intel wants OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa and ideally before year's end. But how's that goal coming?..

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Killing DRM Graphics Cruft With Fire

It seems to be a good time to clean-up the Linux graphics driver stack. After old hardware support was dropped in Mesa in August, more Mesa code was dropped, and most recently the classic ATI R300/R600 drivers are to be killed (this is set to happen this Friday). Now Intel's...

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Linux 3.1 Enhances Sandy Bridge, Preps For Ivy Bridge

The Linux 3.1 kernel was released earlier this week and it further enhances the Intel Sandy Bridge graphics support while also prepping the open-source kernel driver for Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors.

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The Staging Merge For Linux 3.2 Kernel Is Huge

Linus Torvalds was worried that the Linux 3.2 kernel might be of a worrying size due to the belated release of Linux 3.1. Merge requests are now starting to come in for the Linux 3.2 kernel and the staging merge alone touches several hundred thousand lines of code...

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