NVIDIA Drops Xf86-video-nv Support: No Open Source for New Cards

Mar 30, 2010

Andy Ritger, NVIDIA manager responsible for the Linux graphics cards, as announced on the X.org mailing list that the graphics chip company will no longer develop the open source 2D video drivers for its chips. He recommends using the VESA X driver instead.

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Sony Removes Linux from PlayStation 3

Mar 29, 2010

After the PS3 Slim already delivered without Linux functionality, Sony is now also removing Linux from the older PlayStations as of firmware update 3.21.

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Lindy USB 3.0 Drives and Docking Station for Linux

Mar 29, 2010

USB 3.0 promises up to 5 Gbit data transfers. Manufacturer Lindy now brings two SATA hard drive enclosures and a hard drive docking/cloning station with USB 3.0 to the marketplace.

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Qt 4.7 Preview for N900

Mar 18, 2010

Qt developers have packaged a preview for the upcoming version 4.7 of the toolkit for the Maemo N900 smartphone. The software packages are intended for developers.

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NVIDIA Drivers Fan Speed Alert

Mar 17, 2010

On the Ubuntu developer mailing list, Alberto Milone warns testers of the alpha version of Ubuntu 10.04 about problems with the resident NVIDIA driver versions 195.36.08 and 195.36.03.

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Debian Project Pleased with Ten Times Faster Build Server

Mar 17, 2010

The Debian project was given a new server from Thomas Krenn AG, Intel and Adaptec for its image building. With the Dual-Xeon computer the build process was reduced from 20 to two hours.

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Kernel 2.6.33 Is Completed

Feb 25, 2010

Linus Torvalds has released another kernel version that, apart from driver updates, has a reworked graphics stack.

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New Graphical Interface for Ubuntu on ARM

Feb 25, 2010

Linux is the operating system of choice for devices with ARM processors. Unfortunately problems with graphics appear in most cases. Ubuntu wants to fix this with a new GUI.

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