Open Source HAL for Atheros WLAN Chipsets

Dec 02, 2008

Developer Sam Leffler has released the HAL code of the WiFi drivers for Atheros chipsets as open source.

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SUSE Studio: Live CDs and SD Images for Eee 701

Nov 24, 2008

In May 2008 at Linuxtag in Berlin, Nat Friedman had presented SUSE Studio, with which you can build your own Linux distro with just a few mouse clicks. SUSE Studio images are now available for the Eee 701 PC.

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VIA Partners with OpenChrome Video Driver Project

Nov 20, 2008

Taiwanese firm VIA Technologies, specializing in chipsets and the x86 platform, has gone into a cooperative agreement with the OpenChrome video driver project to help in their development effort.

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Canonical Ports Ubuntu on ARM Platform

Nov 18, 2008

End of last week ARM Ltd and Canonical Ltd announced that they would port Linux to the ARMv7 processor architecture. If all goes well, the two collaborating firms should provide further hardware manufacturers with the basis to develop new, energy-efficient mobile devices, especially for the popular netbooks and so-called hybrid computers.

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Intel Updates C++ and Fortran Compilers for Linux

Nov 18, 2008

Chipmaker Intel has reworked its proprietary Linux compilers. The Intel C/C++ compiler version 11.0 now supports the mobile processor Atom. The same version of the Fortran compiler now supports the Fortran 2003 language standard.

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Transtec Actualizes Linux Server on Shanghai CPUs

Nov 13, 2008

Computer vendor Transtec has actualized its Calleo 330 server series on the new 45-nonometer Opterons from AMD. All Calleos now come with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.

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Creative Puts X-Fi Drivers under GPL

Nov 08, 2008

It might have been in an inconspicuous place on their Forums page where Creative Labs announced a new version of the Linux drivers for the Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium series, but for owners of these sound cards, this news created somewhat of a sensation. The source code is not only readily available, but it's licensed under GPL v2.

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Dell Renews Recall of Risky Notebook Batteries

Oct 31, 2008

The computer manufacturer Dell has announced a further recall of potentially dangerous notebook batteries. The recall of the Sony built batteries began in 2006.

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