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Holy Crap! You Can Use XvMC With ATI Gallium3D

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phoronix.com: This support hasn't yet perfected, but the first few frames of the video playback may be buggy and on some tries the initialization will fail, but based upon the speed König is going, this is amazing progress.

Old hardware a handicap? Au contraire!

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kmandla.wordpress: I spat out my metaphorical coffee this morning, when I read this line, in regard to a 1.7Ghz Athlon with 256Mb and a 60Gb hard drive.

Belkin's Connect N150 Wifi Router is Linux-Friendly

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acrossad.org: Yesterday, I stopped by my local Walmart to buy a wireless router for my network. I wanted something small with good performance, a good price, and compatible with GNU/Linux. As I searched the computer electronics aisle, I saw the little white and yellow box containing the Belkin Connect N150.

Well, There's No Radeon HD 6000 Open-Source Surprise

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phoronix.com: Earlier this week AMD launched the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards as their first next-generation offerings that belong to the "Northern Islands" family. A day later there was the Catalyst 10.10 Linux driver release.

Nouveau Now Supports Page-Flippin

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  • Nouveau Now Supports Page-Flipping, Sync-To-VBlank
  • There May Still Be Hope For R600g Supporting XvMC, VDPAU
  • AMD Catalyst 10.10 For Linux Officially Released

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards On Linux?

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phoronix.com: This evening AMD has officially launched their Radeon HD 6800 series, which currently includes the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards. How though does the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series play with Linux?

HP announces Palm Pre 2 with WebOS 2.0

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linuxfordevices.com: HP announced a faster, 1GHz Palm Pre 2, as well as a major WebOS 2.0 update that features "true multitasking," improved "Synergy" sync, and a "Just Type" feature that enables text entry before an app fully opens.

The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

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itworld.com: One of the things I have been working on this fall is a business-oriented book about the iPad. I mention this because, (a) it's a shameless plug and (b) it leads into the topic of tablet computing, which I think is a lot stronger moving forward than people realize.

FSF initiates "Respects your Freedom" hardware program

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices.

2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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phoronix.com: Last month we carried out our fourth annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we sought feedback from the Linux community about the most common graphics drivers and hardware in use, what display/GPU-related features desktop users are most interested in, and collect other metrics to aide developers. Here are the results.

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