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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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Web

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.

Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra

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phoronix.com: When talking about Sapphire Technology on Phoronix it is usually about their vast selection of Radeon graphics cards for which they are very well known and are one of AMD's premiere AIB partners. Recently, they have also expanded to offer a limited selection of high-end AMD and Intel motherboards.

A £15 computer to inspire young programmers

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Hardware

bbc.co.uk: It's not much bigger than your finger, it looks like a leftover from an electronics factory, but its makers believe their £15 computer could help a new generation discover programming.

Open-Source AMD Fusion Graphics Still Mixed

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phoronix.com: While AMD was very fast to provide open-source Fusion graphics driver support under Linux (along with official support in their proprietary Catalyst driver), the support has not ended up working out too well for us. It has regressed since.

Best Linux Netbook

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bestcovery.com: When netbooks first hit the market, they lacked the processing power and hard drive capacity to properly run Windows. As a result, some technology journalists speculated that Linux might end up being a relevant operating system for a wide variety of consumers as netbooks matured. Today, Linux netbooks are very hard to find.

How Hardware Companies Determine Their Linux Base

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phoronix.com: Landing in the Phoronix e-mail inbox last night was a question by a reader asking how hardware vendors determine the operating systems used by their customers and their respective market-share since there isn't anything to "phone home" and report usage statistics.

Can’t pick an OS? Always Innovating pushes triple-boot Android, Chrome, Ubuntu

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liliputing.com: The software is called Super-Jumbo, and for good reason. Basically it’s a single disk image which combines four operating systems: Google Android 2.3, Ubuntu 10.10, Google Chromium OS, and AIOS.

FireFox 4 Scaling Well

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Moz/FF

davelargo.blogspot: There is always a period of time after you requisition hardware that you are a little nervous about performance. Very happy to report that Firefox is scaling very well and we have jumped over the magic number of 100 concurrent users in FF.

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