Linux on ARM
Canonical has released tools for installing a developer preview version of Ubuntu 13.04 Touch on the latest Google Nexus phones and tablet.
Chip maker Marvell has notched up its third public design win for an ARM server, this one at Baidu, one of the two big search engine giants in China.
In the server space Intel is undisputedly king, with its chips inside more than nine in 10 servers shipped. But as the microserver market grows, so does the potential area of opportunity for UK chip designer ARM, which hopes to exploit its expertise in creating low-power chips for mobile devices.
Ubuntu is already one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems for notebook and desktop computers. Canonical is also working on a smartphone operating system called Ubuntu Phone OS. And now Ubuntu is coming to tablets.
The Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC.
There are many users of so-called Chrubuntu which have Ubuntu 12.04 running on their Samsung ARM Chromebooks. And I do not support them with any updates so they wonder how to upgrade to 13.04 release. So I decided to spend some time and help with it.
Canonical announced that a couple of vulnerabilities had been found in the Linux kernel packages, this time affecting the OMAP4 kernel of the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system.
The ARM Server is taking a front row seat at Linaro Connect Asia 2013 in Hong Kong as Andrea Gallo, Director of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) and his team host an ARM Server Mini-Summit.
PengPod is now shipping its first tablets to customers. These are 7 and 10 inch tablets that can run both Google Android and Linux. When you first turn on a PengPod 700 or PengPod 1000 tablet, it will boot into Google Android 4.0, but there's also an 8GB microSD card in the box which has a Linux-based operating system on it. Just pop the microSD card into the tablet and reboot it and you'll have a Linux tablet.
As I previously wrote, FOSDEM organizers are slowly uploading FOSDEM 2013 videos. One of the most interesting talk "Open ARM GPU Drivers" is now available. I've also uploaded it to YouTube (embedded below) to give it more exposure. Luc Verhaegen has also written a recent blog post entitled "Hey ARM!" where he announces the release of the modified source for Quake 3 Arena demo, and asks ARM to join them in making an open source driver.