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Benchmarking The Google Nexus With Ubuntu

Tests are running full-speed this weekend on benchmarking the performance of the brand new Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Developer Preview with the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. Here’s a preview with some initial findings from performance testing these mobile ARM devices using Ubuntu Linux… Read More »

OpenGL 3.0 Features For Intel Ironlake Unlikely

With the release of Mesa 9.1, Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics continue to be advanced while at the same time the Intel Linux developers are hard at work on future Haswell and Valley View graphics support. Having only limited resources to go around, Intel developers have quickly lost interest in earlier generations of hardware… Read More »

Wiring Up GL_ARB_debug_output For Valve

One of the requests that Valve has long had for Intel and the open-source Linux graphics drivers in general has been supporting GL_ARB_debug_output, an OpenGL extension that assists game/application developers in debugging and optimizing their code. Fortunately, support for this extension is finally being pursued aggressively within Mesa… Read More »

Linux Kernel 3.0.66 Is Available for Download

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.0.66. Just like the Long-Term Support Linux Kernel 3.4.32, this version only has one commit. According to the official mailing list, a buffer overflow which occurred when calling the log_prefix function from call_console_drivers has been corrected. “I’m announcing the release of the 3.0.66 kernel. All users of the 3.4 ... Read More »