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Atheros releases free software wireless driver; no binary blobs

http://www.fsf.org

"Atheros Communications has announced the release of free software wireless drivers for ath9k. The ath9k driver requires no proprietary binary blobs and works on several chipsets and over a dozen wireless devices..."

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Support for 100+ webcams in Linux 2.6.27 (USB Video Class Driver)

http://i-nz.net

According to a thread on the Linux uvcvideo driver mailing list if everything goes well we will see it included in the 2.6.27 kernel!

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Nvidia says no to free drivers, I say no to Nvidia

http://www.nuxified.org

They have even criticized Nvidia specifically for not releasing free drivers. Nvidia responded.

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How NVidia Impedes Free and Open Source Desktop Adoption

http://vizzzion.org

Linux developers demand open drivers, docs and development processes, NVIDIA refuses to open their drivers, arguing that the technical quality is not a problem, and that the driver contains intellectual property they wish to protect. ATI/AMD has shown the intellectual property argument is at least not universally applicable to graphics hardware. Let's also clear up a misconception about the technical quality of closed NVIDIA drivers.

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Linux Graphics, a Tale of Three Drivers

https://www.linuxfoundation.org

The purpose of this essay is to illustrate by example the strengths and weaknesses of the open source development model versus the binary driver one.

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AMD Makes An Evolutionary Leap In Linux Support

http://www.phoronix.com

AMD also continues to publish new programming guides and register information on a routine basis for their latest and greatest hardware. This has been truly phenomenal to see, but AMD has now evolved their Linux support by taking it a large step further.

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VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code

http://www.phoronix.com

Back at the Linux Foundation Austin Summit, VIA had announced plans to develop a new open-source initiative in a similar fashion what AMD has been doing. However, in the weeks following that they haven't done much for the open-source community.

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AMD Launches Open GPU Website

http://www.phoronix.com

AMD has today launched their new open GPU documentation website for register-level documents covering their ATI Radeon products. In addition, they are now providing an email address for any open-source developers who may have questions concerning these documents.

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Flipping the Linux switch: Envy, no longer a deadly sin

http://www.downloadsquad.com

We're taking a little departure this week from our sometimes successful attempt to be non-distro-specific, and looking at a neat little program that runs on Debian and Ubuntu flavors (including Ubuntu-derivatives, like Mint).

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Flipping the Linux switch: 5 tips every new Linux user should know

http://www.downloadsquad.com

Linux is a powerful operating system, but chances are it's a very different operating system than any you've used before. The dizzying number of choices in distributions alone is enough to make your head spin, but it also means there's something out there that really suits your computing style.

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11 Predictions for Free Software in 2008

http://www.linuxplanet.com

As a journalist, if a very different kind from Trudeau, I appreciate the sentiment. Looking back at 2007, who could have predicted that, after all the posturing by open source advocates, that the new version of the GNU General Public License would have caused so little division? Or that Linspire and Xandros would have followed Novell and made their own deals with Microsoft? Or that virtualization, which was such a hot topic in 2006, would have settled down to just another technology?

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All 235 low-cost webcams supported in Linux thanks to... this man

http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com

A LONE HOBBYIST programmer sitting at his home in France is responsible for adding 235 USB webcams to the list of those supported by Linux.

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The problems with ATI graphics and Ubuntu 7.10

http://blogbeebe.blogspot.com

I've had a Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro video card for over 30 days now, and it's crossed my mind more than once to send it back to Newegg and get an nVidia replacement.

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Why The Linux Driver Project is Good for Corporations

http://www.osweekly.com

What happens when you take 200 hardcore roughly 10 project managers heck bent on making sure that your preferred Linux distro has the best driver support possible? You end up with The Linux Driver project.

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Linux device driver drama: Who will deliver support, code sharing?

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

Device drivers can make or break an operating system. The best engineered kernel is useless if applications running on it cannot interface with the outside world or if device manufacturers cannot readily support it with their wares.

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