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Pipelight, X.Org, exFAT & Wayland Topped This Month

This month on Phoronix there were 246 news stories and 20 featured articles written by your’s truly. Of all that Linux and open-source content with an enthusiast hardware focus, Wayland, X.Org, exFAT, the Pipelight Netflix implementation, and the Linux 3.11 kernel were among the interesting events covered… Read More »

It’s Now Easier To Setup A Linux Payload For Coreboot

One of the unique benefits of the Coreboot open-source BIOS/firmware project is that it can support loading the Linux kernel directly after initializing the motherboard — instead of using GRUB2/SeaBIOS, the Linux kernel can be included on the ROM chip. This isn’t a new feature to Coreboot, but with a Git commit made today it’s now easier to configure… Read More »

HTC’s designers interrogated for stealing trade secrets

Earlier today, several top designers at HTC were arrested in Taipei under suspicion of fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile design firm in both Taiwan and mainland China. Five people were interrogated, with the most notable ones being Vice President of Product Design Thomas Chien, R&D director ... Read More »