Linux 2.6.39 assists firewalls, speeds up Ext4view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The final Linux 2.6.39 kernel was released with a fairly modest feature set, led by a new IPset technology for simplifying firewall deployment. Other major features include Ext4 performance and scalability improvements, a media controller subsystem for video acquisition, a block plugging overhaul for fast storage I/O, and support for the latest AMD & Cayman& Radeon graphics.... (Embedded)

The AMD "Radeon HD 8000" Open-Source Milestoneview story

http://www.linux.com – The discussion surrounding issues with the Linux kernel DRM code has been quite interesting. From the 40+ comments so far, there's been some interesting feedback from some of the key open-source driver developers along with AMD. In particular, the generation to succeed the next-generation of AMD graphics processors (what will... (Hardware)

Linux Kernel 2.6.38 Brings Support for AMD Fusionview story

http://news.softpedia.com – We are proud to announce that today, March 15th, the immediate release of the highly anticipated Linux kernel 2.6.38.Among the new features included in Linux kernel 2.6.38 we can mention support for automatic process grouping, Btrfs LZO compression and read-only snapshots, VFS scalability, support for Transparent Huge Page (without t... (read more) (General)

Alpine Linux 2.1.5 Available Nowview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Alpine Linux 2.1.5, a firewall and server Linux distro, has been released. It includes an updated kernel and updates to many of its packages, including several for VoIP and PBX servers.The latest update also fixes several bugs present in the previous release, including an issue that affected AMD Geode systems and a crash in the updated Kamailio. Ther... (read more) (General)

AMD Releases Cayman (Radeon HD 9600) Documentationview story

http://www.phoronix.com – AMD has put out their first public documentation concerning their Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" series graphics processors. This 492 page document describes the Cayman instruction set architecture. We have also received an update at Phoronix from AMD concerning the Radeon HD 6900 series open-source support under Linux. (Hardware)

HOW-TO: CPU Scaling Debianview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I was having an enormous amount of trouble with CPU scaling and governors in Linux until I read, and followed this guide: "http://technowizah.com/2007/01/debian-h … ement.html"Think this will help some people out :)Here it is:CPU frequency management is one of the keys to power preservation.The Linux kernel now provides all the necessary tools to properly manage CPU frequency : no n (HowTos)

Mini-ITX board sports AMD G-Series processorsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – BCM announced a Mini-ITX board based on AMD's recently announced, embedded-specific G-Series processors. The IX55AE offers speeds up to 1.6GHz, five SATA 3.0 ports, dual display capabilities, plus expansion slots for PCI Express x4 Gen. 2, Mini PCI Express, and CFast (the SATA-based CompactFlash variant), the company says.... (Embedded)

Kernel 2.6.38-rc2 - FINALLY!view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Since about 2.6.34 or so, some important features, i.e. working remote controls and Gallium drivers for Radeon r600+ class hardware have been missing. Well, I'm pleased to report that my Hauppauge remote control and Radeon HD2600 are FINALLY working WELL due to Jarod's efforts to move LIRC into the kernel and AMD's help in getting Gallium drivers running for more of their hardware. (Software)

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 BFBC2 Vietnam Editionview story

http://techgage.com – AMD's top-end Radeon HD 6970 2GB is one of the best GPU choices on the market right now, and adding to its flavor a bit, Sapphire customized the reference card to produce the Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam edition. In addition to featuring a copy of the game, it comes complete with many accessories (including an HDMI cable). (HowTos)

Links 12/1/2011: Mageia Joins OIN, Key Developer Leaves Canonical, MeeGo Spreadsview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Audiocasts/Shows Linux Outlaws 185 – Arm Dreads (Distro Review Special) In this special episode, Dan reviews Linux Mint 10 and CyanogenMod 6.1 in detail. [GIMP] Episode 154: Compile! This episode is mostly about Linux and competition. (General)