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Intel Iris Pro 5200: Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu Linux Redux

Earlier this month I published benchmarks of Intel's Iris Pro 5200 graphics when comparing the Intel driver performance between Windows 8 and Ubuntu Linux. The test results found that there were some performance wins for Intel OpenGL on Linux after the very latest open-source driver optimizations were made, but there...

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Intel Steps Closer To 3.0 X.Org Driver Release

Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has released the xf86-video-intel 2.99.903 as the latest 3.0 pre-release for their X.Org driver...

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The Good & Bad OpenGL Drivers On Linux

What are the best and worst Linux OpenGL graphics drivers from a game developer's perspective? Here's some feedback from one open-source game project...

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The New Linux OpenGL ABI Is Nearing Reality

One year ago a new Linux OpenGL ABI was proposed to make dealing with Linux OpenGL libraries easier and cleaner, among other benefits. The Linux OpenGL changes that will ultimately affect all Linux graphics drivers is nearing fruition...

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Chromebooks Grab Share in Back-to-School Purchases

All through this year, market research news has been very dreary for PCs and PC equipment makers. Tablets often grab headlines for cutting into PC marketshare, but, increasingly, Chromebooks--portable computers based on Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS--are presenting a viable alternative to standard laptops. 

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Open Hardware is the Future for Living With a Physical Disability

This year, I was privileged enough to speak at the Open Hardware Summit. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope to return again in the years to come. During my time making cool projects for Hackaday, I regularly experienced that fantastic feeling that came with the realization that people really...

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