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Raspberry Pi To Get Firmware Driver In Linux 4.3, Closer To DRM Driver Support

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The Raspberry Pi crew is looking to add a firmware driver for their hardware to the Linux 4.3 kernel.

The Raspberry Pi firmware driver is needed for communicating with the VPU, which in turn has exclusive control of some peripherals. It was Eric Anholt that sent out this RPi firmware driver per this mailing list post.

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Libreboot Ported To A Sub-$200 ARM Chromebook

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Linux
OSS

Libreboot support makes the C201 a fairly free-software-friendly device plus that it uses Google's embedded controller that's backed by free software. One hairy part about this device is the Broadcom BCM4354 for WiFi and Bluetooth does require a proprietary firmware module in its open-source driver.

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Linux 4.2 Inching Closer To Landing In Ubuntu 15.10

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Linux
Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is still preparing to land Linux 4.2 within Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" for its release in October.

There are many new features to Linux 4.2 and the Ubuntu Kernel Team has been working to get their packages into shape so it can be incorporated into Ubuntu 15.10.

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Hardkernel tweaks its popular Odroid-C1 Pi clone

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Android
Linux
Ubuntu

Hardkernel’s Odroid project is shipping a replacement for its community-backed Odroid-C1 single-board computer, which debuted last December, and came in fourth place in this June’s LinuxGizmos/Linux.com Linux/Android SBC reader survey out of a field of 53. According to the project, the $37 C1+ “replaced” the original $35 C1 as of July, and the original cases and heatsink will not work with the C1+. Otherwise, processor, memory, and other details are the same, including the 40-pin GPIO connector, which is said to be compatible with later generation Raspberry Pi SBCs.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Simply The Best For Linux Gamers

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
Reviews

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti was launched earlier this summer and then towards the end of July the review sample had finally arrived. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti is a upgrade over the original GeForce GTX 980 that launched last September. The GTX 980 Ti has 6GB of GDDR5 video memory versus 4GB with the original GTX 980, 2816 CUDA cores versus 2048, 384-bit memory bus rather than 256-bit, 176 texture units versus 128, and 96 ROP units versus 64.

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Solus Now Features Linux Kernel 4.1.5 and LibreOffice 5.0

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OS
LibO
Linux

The Solus operating system finally has a launch date, but that's hardly the most interesting news about the project. Its developers have made a few very important improvements to the OS and a number of relevant package upgrades.

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Kali Linux 2.0 Released

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GNU
Linux

We’re still buzzing and recovering from the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences where we finished presenting our new Kali Linux Dojo, which was a blast. With the help of a few good people, the Dojo rooms were set up ready for the masses – where many generated their very own Kali 2.0 ISOs for the first time. But the excitement doesn’t end for us just yet. With the end of the cons, we now find ourselves smack in the middle of the most significant release of Kali since 2013. Today is the day that Kali 2.0 is officially released.

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Tails 1.5 is out

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GNU
Linux
Security
Debian

There are numerous other changes that might not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

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Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Release

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Linux

This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past. The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment.

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Dronecode Foundation keeps drone tech open

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Linux
OSS

Founding Dronecode members include 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation, Qualcomm, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera, and Yuneec. Dronecode includes the APM/ArduPilot UAV software platform and associated code, which until last year was hosted by 3D Robotics, a world leader in advanced UAV autopilot and autonomous vehicle control. Today the project coordinates and prioritizes funding for five other initiatives with backing from 28 member organizations all committed to collaborating on a de facto standard platform for consumer and commercial drone/robotics open projects.

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