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Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5: A Competitive Race

Back in May, we published benchmarks of Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04, along with other times, looking at the performance of Apple's Mac OS X operating system relative to Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. In most of those articles though we used Mac Mini computers,...

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Robust Mini-ITX Board Uses Soldered-On AMD CPUs

Kontron announced a mini-ITX motherboard that offers both solid capacitors and a choice of soldered-on processors from AMD. The KT690/mITX (BGA) provides & an increased level of robustness,& support for up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM, plus PCI, PCI Express Mini, and Mini PCI Express expansion, the company says....

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X.Org Server 1.10 Merge Window Remains Open

While the merge window was supposed to close yesterday for X.Org Server 1.10, which is supposed to be released in February, it looks like Keith Packard will keep it open for a few more days. Keith Packard, who is continuing to serve as the X.Org Server release manager, wants to...

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Mesa 7.10 Is Coming In One Month

While we anticipated Mesa 7.10 being a late Q4'2010 or very early Q1'2011 release, today that's now been formalized with Intel's Ian Romanick once again stepping up to the plate to manage this next Mesa 3D release. Ian's proposal calls for Mesa 7.10 to be branched on 8 December and...

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Kinect's Open-Source Ambitions

Kinect's role as a tinker toy for garage developers signals a change in how Microsoft is approaching openness in an otherwise closed gaming ecosystem.

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The Vega State Tracker Gets Cleaned, OpenVG 1.1

Chia-I Wu, the developer who previously worked on the EGL state tracker, brought Mesa to Android netbooks, and allowed Nouveau to work on Wayland (and now is doing work for LunarG), has some improvements to the Vega state tracker. Namely he has cleaned up this Gallium3D state tracker for Mesa...

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