As always, the free software community and the technology world in general are in a constant state of flux. Once you get used to the way that things operate, you can be certain that they are going to change.Read more »
Perhaps as important as the ability to properly and effectively scale hybrid clustered CPU environment (in this case over 6144 Intel Xeon CPUs and 5120 AMD GPUs), is the fact that the underlying operating system is entirely Linux.Read more »
The most important issue is their very own fork of the Linux kernel which no longer can be merged with the upstream kernelRead more »
Oracle suing Google over Java could be a good thing for MeeGo. If any good is to come out of Oracle suing Google over Android, the one to benefit could be MeeGo, the Intel-Nokia joint-venture mobile operating system.Read more »
Not only was this Intel Poulsbo Linux driver closed-source, but the level of support was appalling and it was a bloody mess of a situation. The overall situation since has only become worseRead more »
Tech companies are playing hardball on smart phones, yet Linux could gain the upper hand with Intel and Nokia going on the defensive with MeeGo. To get you on Facebook while on the bus, play a tune, and - oh, yeah - make a call, Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to reign in the competition on phones: they're using patent threats.Read more »
Nokia and Intel announced they merged their Linux platforms into Meego, a Linux platform which targets everything from netbooks to TVs and media phones.
The new merged system is a an open source, Linux project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia.
Somewhere between the debut of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala for those into animal names) and today, the developers/maintainers/overlords of what many consider the leading Linux distribution have fixed the dreaded "kernel mode setting bug" that rendered the X Window system on many computers using Intel video hardware unusable until kernel mode setting was turned off.Read more »
Two years ago Ubuntu began supporting LPIA, or the Low-Power Intel Architecture. LPIA is i386, but with different compile-time optimizations. LPIA was in use by the Ubuntu Mobile project with Intel's recent mobile CPUs supporting this lower-power architecture. Tests we carried out earlier this year at Phoronix showed Ubuntu's LPIA-based MID spin can conserve 10%+ power.Read more »
Intel made a couple of points that cleared up a lot, starting off with the fact that TRIM is indeed alive and well in Linux, and it comes down to having the right software installed to take advantage of it.Read more »
To accelerate the process of getting more people using Chrome OS and getting them using Google online services, information is coming to light from our industry sources that indicates Google may very well plan to battle Intel and Microsoft on 2 separate fronts to win the OS, browser and services wars.Read more »
Microsoft shows that patent law continues to be a single-edged sword hurting the small inventor; what software patents mean to Intel and MoblinRead more »
The prominent role of Silverlight in the Intel-Microsoft collaboration leads to a new set of questionsRead more »