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Gallium3D LLVMpipe Driver On LLVM 3.1

LLVM 3.1 is set to be released next month but will it offer up any performance improvements when paired with the open-source Mesa Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver for CPU-based OpenGL support? Here's some new benchmarks that were conducted over the weekend...

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UEFI On Linux Is Like A Pathogen

Red Hat's Matthew Garrett talked this week again about the troubles in supporting UEFI under Linux...

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The Good Stuff Out Of GCC 4.7, C++11

Another one of the interesting presentations from the LF Collaboration Summit this week in San Francisco was covering the improvements made to GCC 4.7, which is the latest GNU compiler update with several new features for developers...

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An Experimental GNOME Shell Running On Wayland

On Wednesday of the 2012 LF Collaboration Summit, besides the X and Wayland integration talk, there was a second discussion concerning Wayland/Weston during a Tizen track. During this talk were a few tid-bits of interesting information revealed, such as an experimental GNOME 3.x desktop on Wayland...

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AMD Finally Publishes New Gallium3D Driver (RadeonSI)

AMD has finally made public its new Gallium3D driver, which is called "RadeonSI" and provides the user-space acceleration support for their latest-generation AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards under Linux...

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Google Does Sandy/Ivy Bridge In Coreboot For Chrome OS

Google has committed to the open-source Coreboot BIOS implementation support for Cougar/Panther Point chipsets as found with Intel's Sandy Bridge and soon-to-launch Ivy Bridge processors. Google's planning to use Coreboot in conjunction with these newer Intel CPUs for future Chrome OS hardware to result in a very fast boot time...

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