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Intel Lands Some Haswell Commits For X.Org Driver

For the past several months there's been open-source driver development activities within the Linux kernel and Mesa library as it pertains to Haswell, the 2013 Intel micro-architecture to succeed this year's successful Ivy Bridge platform. There's xf86-video-intel DDX driver commits landing today pertaining to Haswell...

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Intel Sandy Bridge Is Performing Well On Mesa 8.1

A few days back I published benchmarks showing Intel's Ivy Bridge hardware regressing with Mesa 8.1. While those problems are still outstanding, the good news is that Intel's previous-generation Sandy Bridge hardware appears unaffected. Overall, Sandy Bridge is performing well with the soon-to-be-released Mesa 8.1 library for open-source Linux graphics...

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Disk Improvements Within GNOME 3.6

While disk management improvements might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a desktop environment update, the disk utility (Disks) and udev within GNOME 3.6 will offer some new features...

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Xi Graphics' Proprietary X Server, Drivers Have Faded Away

Xi Graphics, the company that once developed proprietary X Servers and graphics drivers for Linux and UNIX platforms, has faded away...

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Vulnerability in Proprietary NVIDIA Driver for Linux

A vulnerability in NVIDIA's proprietary graphics driver for Linux has been publicised. The hole allows an attacker to gain root access by manipulating the position of a VGA window in RAM...

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Linux is Not a "Second String" Operating System

While Linux might not enjoy a huge desktop market at present, there are some of you who think that's about to change. Especially the gamerz among you.

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