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Intel Graphics Get A Boost With Linux 2.6.38, Mesa 7.11

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phoronix.com: How though is the performance of Intel's previous-generator Clarkdale/Arrandale graphics looking? Quite good too. Here are some quick benchmarks.

AMD Looks To Ramp Up Its Linux Engineer Count

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA isn't the only one looking to expand its Linux team, but AMD is now in a mad dash to dramatically ramp up its engineering teams. AMD has been looking to hire at least another open-source developer in recent months to work on its graphics stack, but Advanced Micro Devices has now announced they're looking to hire over one thousand.

The Dirtiest PCs We've Ever Seen

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tomshardware.com: Ever have a system that mysteriously started crashing, and you only figured out why it was choking after popping the cover and cleaning up copious amounts of dirt and grime? Yeah, well, these 40 systems are way past the point of canned air-cleaning.

Large HDD/SSD Linux 2.6.38 File-System Comparison:

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phoronix.com: Here are the results from our largest Linux file-system comparison to date. Using the soon-to-be-released Linux 2.6.38 kernel, on a SATA hard drive and solid-state drive, we benchmarked seven file-systems on each drive with the latest kernel code as of this past weekend.

Samsung NF310 Netbook

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zdnet.co.uk: When I saw the new Samsung NF310, and I read the specifications, my first thought was that it might turn out to be what the S10-3s should have been. After having it in my hands for just one day, I can say that it is going to be just that, and more. I

The Direction Of ATI Radeon Graphics In Ubuntu 11.04

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phoronix.com: With Ubuntu 11.04 arriving in a little more than a month, the key packages to be found in this "Natty Narwhal" release are nearly settled. For those concerned about the open-source ATI graphics stack, the packages to note are the Linux 2.6.38 kernel, Mesa 7.10.1, and xf86-video-ati 6.14.0.

3 Good Reasons To Buy an Open-PC

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pcworld.com: When it comes down to the wire at purchase time, however, many fall prey to one or more of the frequently perpetuated myths out there, and vague fears of incompatibility or a lack of support or something else drive them right back into Redmond's waiting arms.

Dell Inspiron M101z review

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linuxuser.co.uk: Dell’s latest netbook cum sub-notebook boasts the latest AMD technology and dual boots with Ubuntu. We’re still in shock, but have pulled ourselves together long enough to bring you a full review…

Making More Informed Linux Hardware Choices

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phoronix.com: Matthew Tippett and I talked this weekend at the Southern California Linux Expo on the matter of making more informed Linux hardware choices. While Linux hardware support has come along way, it is not perfect and there are still shortcomings.

Microsoft's challenging road ahead

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mybroadband.co.za: For a long time the demise of Microsoft was always tied to the rise of Linux. Ironically, it looks very likely that it will be Linux that ultimately undermines Microsoft.

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