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[News] Linux and X Report; X.Org 7.4 is Out

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Kernel-Log: New stable and developer kernel, Mesa 7.1 and X-Server 1.5

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| The Linux stable series managers have released kernel versions, 
| and, bringing numerous fixes and improvements from their 
| preceding versions in the 2.6.25 and 2.6.26 series. was released to 
| fix a problem only introduced in Whether the new versions fix any 
| security problems was not disclosed, but the releases did carry the note "Any 
| users of the 2.6.25/2.6.26 kernel series should upgrade to this version.", 
| addressing those who compile their own kernel, rather than those who receive 
| their kernel from their Linux distributor.       


X.Org 7.4 To Be Released Today

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| It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number 
| of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is 
| scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite 
| late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have 
| more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop 
| community and why it may be a short-lived release.     



ATI to Enable High-Definition Video Playback on Linux-Based Computers.

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| ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, plans to enable
| playback of protected high-definition content under Linux operating system
| (OS) sometime in October, 2008. The move will allow the company to address
| the market of Linux-based computers with a unique feature, which is not
| currently available.


Closing X Developer Summit 2008 Notes

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| Aside from the short X Server 1.6 release plans and clarifying UXA+EXA, there
| are a few other notes to share from this afternoon's X.Org/Intel talk.


Intel Calls For X Server 1.6 This Year

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| While X Server 1.5.0 was finally released this week without X.Org 7.4, Keith
| Packard is calling for the release of X Server 1.6 this year. Due to Intel's
| customers needing some of the newest X features, Keith Packard has stepped up
| to be the release manager for X Server 1.6 and he will be running this
| release cycle on a strictly time-based schedule.

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