News Category: Linux Kernel

5 Things You Can Do to Put Linux in the Driver Seat

Article Source DaniWeb This is a plea hardware manufacturers: Please create Linux drivers for your hardware. OK, so Linux isn't the Stormin' Norman of the Desktop arena but that doesn't mean its users don't want or need drivers for hardware. I don't blame the kind volunteers that donate their...
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AMD R600/700 2D Performance: Open vs. Closed Drivers

Article Source PhoronixSeptember 30, 2009, 12:00 am While the ATI Radeon HD 5800 graphics cards were introduced last week, the open-source support for the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series is finally maturing. The Linux 2.6.32 kernel will feature kernel mode-setting support for these ATI R600/...
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NVIDIA Publicly Releases Its OpenCL Linux Drivers

Article Source PhoronixSeptember 28, 2009, 12:34 pm It's been no secret that NVIDIA has been working on an OpenCL Linux driver for their graphics processors just as AMD has been doing, but up until now their beta drivers were only available to registered NVIDIA developers. Today though -- on...
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Linux 2.6.32-rc1 Released

It's been two weeks (and then some - but with last week being LinuxCon and Plumbers conf I extended it by a few days), and as usual that means that the merge window is all over and done with. 2.6.32-rc1 is out, so give it a whirl. What can I say? 67% drivers (the bulk of which is from 'staging',...
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Linux via the Internet with boot.kernel.org

Article Source The HSeptember 23, 2009, 7:36 am boot.kernel.org (BKO) offers another possibility for Linux users to boot the free operating system via the internet. Still in its early days, the project allows Linux systems to be started via HTTP. Clients only require a broadband internet...
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Torvalds Warns Linux Is Getting Bloated

Article Source internetnews.com As the Linux kernel is becoming increasingly larger and more complex, Linux founder Linus Torvalds says his job is getting easier. Speaking on a panel at the LinuxCon conference, Torvalds told the audience that kernel development model is working better now than...
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Linux And The 'B' Word: Bloat

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source WeblogSeptember 22, 2009, 9:56 am If Linus Torvalds himself is saying that the Linux kernel is bloated, something's wrong. Or is it just a matter of expectations and perspective? The ZDNet / Adrian Kingsley-Hughes blog post that relates Linus's...
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LinuxCon Roundtable: Kernel's Future Still Bright

An all-star line-up of Linux kernel developers met with a packed room of Linux users and developers this afternoon at LinuxCon, to give their take on what's right--and what's wrong--with the Linux kernel today. The panel's members, Jon Corbet of LWN.net, Chris Wright from Red Hat, IBM's Ted Ts'o,...
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Linux 2.6.31's Best Five Features

Article Source Cyber CynicSeptember 14, 2009, 9:19 am Most of the recent improvements to the Linux kernel have been for server users. But in the latest release, Linux 2.6.31, most of the best goodies are for Linux desktop users. Here's my list of the top five improvements. 1) USB 3 Support....
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Linux Driver Chief Calls Out Microsoft Over Its Driver Code Submission

Article Source ComputerWorldSeptember 10, 2009, 3:05 pm After a kick in the pants from the leader of the Linux driver project, Microsoft has resumed work on its historic driver code submission to the Linux kernel and avoided having the code pulled from the open-source operating system....
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