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Lima Driver Has Some Speed Wins, But Will Not Be Mainlined

The Lima graphics driver for open-source ARM Mali GPU support on Linux has some performance advantages of ARM Holdings' binary blob, but there's no upstream interest in having the driver mainlined in Mesa...

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Linus Torvalds' Linux 0.02 Release Post from 1991

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers? Are you without a nice project and just dying to cut your teeth on a OS you can try to modify for your needs? 
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Kernel Prepatch 3.12-rc3

The 3.12-rc3 prepatch is out. Linus says: "On the whole, nothing really appears very scary. Go forth and test."...

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NVIDIA, Red Hat Partner Up For New Graphics Project

Jerome Glisse has long been involved with open-source Linux graphics drivers, but in recent months he hasn't announced any major breakthroughs like in past years. However, at Red Hat they have struck up a partnership with NVIDIA to work on a new device-agnostic API for the Linux kernel that can...

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Stable Kernel Updates

The 3.11.2, 3.10.13, 3.4.63, and 3.0.97 stable kernel updates are all available; each contains the usual set of important fixes.

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