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Video Acceleration Takes The Backseat On Chrome For Linux

Due to notorious Linux graphics drivers, Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium aren't looking to enable hardware video acceleration by default anytime soon. The problem ultimately comes down to poor Linux graphics drivers...

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Radeon Gallium3D Performance Gets Close To Catalyst On Ubuntu 14.04

With the open-source graphics driver stack found in the forthcoming release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Mesa 10.1 + Linux 3.13), the performance of the community-developed Radeon Gallium3D driver is now close to that of the official AMD Catalyst driver for recent generations of Radeon graphics cards. In several OpenGL tests...

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Samsung Announces Quad Core Powered Chromebook 2

Samsung's Chrombooks are the #1 best selling devices on Amazon.com and the new breed is going to ensure increasing dominance of Linux in the desktop space.

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New 15,000 rpm Disk Drives. Why?

Seagate and HGST have announced 600GB 15k SAS drives. Weren't SSDs supposed to kill fast hard drives? Here's why they haven't.

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NVIDIA Outs New 334 Linux Driver With New Features, Fixes

The NVIDIA 334.21 Linux graphics driver was released this morning and its change-log is quite lengthy...

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Intel Aims for Gamers, Enthusiasts with New SSD 730 Series

The company has overclocked the controller and NAND flash, slapped a skull on the new solid-state drives, and priced them from $249 when they become available next month.

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