Free Firmware for Broadcom WiFi Chips

Jan 13, 2009

Developers Francesco Gingoli and Lorenzo Nava have released firmware under GPL for a number of Broadcom 802.11 chips.

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Sony DSC-G3 Camera Has Wi-Fi and Linux

Jan 12, 2009

Outwardly Sony's DSC-G3 is a 10-megapixel camera with Wi-Fi, but inside lurks the Busybox Linux system.

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HP Mini Mi Linux Netbook Released

Jan 10, 2009

Hardware provider Hewlett-Packard has released a Linux version for its mini-laptop. HP wants to be clear from the outset that disabling the Linux command line interface in the product is not an act of heresy.

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NVIDIA 180.22 Drivers Support OpenGL 3.0 and More

Jan 09, 2009

The NVIDIA proprietary drivers for Linux are now out of beta phase and into a stable version. The new generation includes a number of new features.

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Acer Puts DVD and Sources to Linpus Lite Online

Jan 07, 2009

Acer has put the source RPM packages and a recovery DVD for its increasingly popular Aspire One Linux netbook online for free download. Sources for the kernel and further components are also available.

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AMD Publishes R600 and R700 3D Code

Dec 30, 2008

Close to year's end, U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has released the Linux code for its ATI R600 and R700 microprocessors.

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Linux Graphics Survey: NVIDIA Leads, Intel Catching Up

Dec 29, 2008

More than 14,000 users participated in this year's Linux graphics survey from Phoronix. The results of the study are now out.

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Developer Kit from Sun with UltraSPARC Processor for Linux

Dec 17, 2008

Sun Microsystems have announced a Reference Design Kit for the Ultrasparc T2 with an E-ATX board and processor that works with Linux.

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