Posts Tagged ‘intel’

Yet another netbook distribution?

May 30, 2010

Maybe you have heard about MeeGo (the former moblin project). It is a project undertaken by intel and nokia to create a mobile linux distribution aimed at netbook devices (and smartphones in the future).

Now they released their 1.0 version (which is not recommended for use in production systems). Ars Technica has created an article with a lot of screenshots and an nice overview of the mobile platform. If you are interested in this subject, it is a nice read!

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A Tale of Three Graphics Drivers

June 24, 2008

The linuxfoundation.org has an article which describes itself

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.

It’s about the history of linux graphic drivers, how ati/nvidia/intel acted and what the current status of graphic drivers in linux is.

Source: linuxfoundation.org

Intel is going more open

February 2, 2008

Intel is releasing a Programmers Reference Model, a documentation for some of their products.

The manual was written to support external software developers, allowing them to work independently of Intel support resources. The availability of this manual enables the free software community to develop and maintain software related to Intel graphics hardware for many applications and operating systems.

The documentation is even released under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States Licens.

Source: Lwn.net