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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Is A Mixed Power Story

Similar to the mixed boot performance results for Ubuntu 12.04, the power consumption results are also mixed. For some hardware, Ubuntu 12.04 is the most power efficient Ubuntu Linux release in recent history while for some other hardware the Precise Pangolin is continuing in a power binge.

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Kubuntu Could Be Open To External Sponsors

The Ubuntu Technical Board would not object if Kubuntu, the Ubuntu KDE derivative, were to be sponsored by some organization outside of Canonical...

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Linux 3.4-rc1 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has put out the first release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 3.4 kernel...

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Gentoo 12.1 Released With ZFS Support

Coming out of the Gentoo camp is the Gentoo Linux 12.1 LiveDVD release with several new features...

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Icculus Grows Fond Of Open-Source GPU Drivers

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the famed Linux game developer, in the past has sharply criticized open-source Linux graphics drivers as not being mature and putting the Linux desktop into a dangerous position. In speaking to Ryan this weekend, his views on the open-source graphics drivers have changed...

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