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New Linux Laptop from ERACC – Self-Review

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blog.eracc: If you are interested in a new laptop pre-loaded with Linux or shipped with a bare drive for self-install read on.

NVIDIA Gets Happy, Puts Out Two New Blobs

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA has put out two new proprietary Linux driver updates. One of the drivers is a pre-release in the 270.xx series that largely is after bug-fixing, but the second driver is more interesting as it's the first (development) NVIDIA Linux driver release in the 275.xx series. The NVIDIA 275.09 beta driver brings new features.

HP Pavillion dm1-3105ez

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: Let me say that I don't need any "check Linux compatibility before you buy" lectures. I know what I am doing. How does it do with Linux?

Intel invokes Linux to calm fears of Windows 8 on ARM

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theinquirer.net: Intel spoke of its support for Linux-based operating systems to quell fears that Microsoft's support of ARM chips will nullify its competitive advantage over rivals.

Dual-Monitor Setups Are Ideal for Open Source Enthusiasts

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ostatic.com: If you happen to work each day around other computer users, you've probably noticed that more and more of them have dual-monitor setups on their desktops. A closer analysis of this phenomenon reveals that certain kinds of users benefit most from having two monitors instead of one.

My new Ubuntu-flavoured ThinkPad is computing heaven

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guardian.co.uk: This week, I finally got my new Lenovo ThinkPad X220, the latest and skinniest in the Lenovo X-series of fast, skinny, rugged, all-black, no-nonsense machines.

What’s up with ARM

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linuxfoundation.org: Over the course of the last month or so, numerous people have asked me for my opinion on what’s going on with the ARM architecture in Linux. It seems time to broadcast those thoughts more widely.

NVIDIA Optimus Unofficially Comes To Linux

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA's Optimus multi-GPU technology now works under Linux. Well, at least for some notebooks, it's been hacked together by an open-source developer and in fact is working to use both Intel and NVIDIA graphics processors simultaneously with the respective drivers. This is the best Linux implementation we've seen yet.

Speeding Up The Linux Kernel With Your GPU

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phoronix.com: Sponsored in part by NVIDIA, at the University of Utah they are exploring speeding up the Linux kernel by using GPU acceleration. Rather than just allowing user-space applications to utilize the immense power offered by modern graphics processors, they are looking to speed up parts of the Linux kernel by running it directly on the GPU.

#fedora - You are always wrong

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I discovered this evening much to my dismay that the year and a half old western digital hard drive in my main laptop is dieing. All three of the Linux installs on the system failed in various ways. So I hopped into #fedora on freenode. Dear lord was that a mistake.

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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
  • Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT [Ed: Microsoft marketing at LF (only runs on/with Windows and Visual Studio etc.)]
  • Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan [Ed: "Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft" in there; LF has once again let Microsoft infiltrate Linux events; in the words of Microsoft’s chief evangelist, “I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. […] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?”]
    Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code, in order to propel the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.