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DRM Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18 Might End Up Being Smaller

Handling merge requests for the DRM graphics driver updates will be done differently for the Linux 3.18 kernel, which will result in a few less weeks of development time...

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Choose Your Side on the Linux Divide

The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins...

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Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers

Last week I ran some performance tests that found Sandy Bridge was faster with the Linux 3.17 kernel and these performance gains with the still in-development kernel extended beyond just graphics. Curious, I ran some tests this weekend to see whether Intel Ivy Bridge processors were also running faster with...

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Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today

It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux...

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Intel Sandy Bridge Gains On Linux 3.17 Extend Beyond Graphics

Yesterday I shared some benchmarks showing Intel Sandy Bridge HD Graphics performance increasing on Linux 3.17 for this several year old architecture. This came as a surprise but the good news is the performance improvements on this new Linux kernel don't stop with OpenGL but extend to CPU performance too...

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