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Raspberry Pi graphics code is now open source

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the source code for the graphics core of the mini-computer’s Broadcom BCM2835. That makes the Raspberry Pi the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip computer with vendor-provided open source drivers. What does that mean? If you’re a developer it means that you can now get to work porting operating systems or optimizing software to […]

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Open source graphics drivers for the Raspberry Pi on the way

The Raspberry Pi is a dirt cheap mini-computer with a Broadcom BCM2835 700 MHz ARM11 with Broadcom VideoCore graphics. A basic model with 2 USB ports, HDMI and Ethernet sells for about $35, and the developers plan to offer an even cheaper $25 model without Ethernet soon. While the processor isn’t very powerful, the Broadcom […]