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Intel Graphics Installer 2.0.3 Out, Supports Ubuntu 16.10

intel logotypeThe Intel Linux graphics driver tool has been updated to support Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 24.  The Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux v2.0.3 offers up the latest Intel 2016Q3 graphics stack. You’re not misreading things. The tool does have a new-name (it was renamed for its v2.0.2 release ‘in order to more accurately reflect the purpose of […]

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Intel Demo GNOME-Powered Tizen OS Ultrabook

Tizen, the open-source Linux software platform aiming to power everything from smartphones to smart TVs, is seemingly coming to laptops.

Intel demoed a Tizen laptop experience at the Tizen Conference 2013 in San Francisco, USA, earlier this month. And it wasn’t demoed on any old heap of hardware, either: Intel were showing off the OS newcomer on an i7 Ivybridge Ultrabook.

The Tizen OS experience is powered by ‘Tizen Shell’ – a UI built upon GNOME-Shell.

While parts of the desktop are familiar Tizen developers have also made a number of modifications to it, including creating a set of moveable desktop widgets and introducing a HTML5 run-time for powering web-apps.

You can check out the full OS experience in the video below, taken by the folks over at Tizen Experts.

As Tizen is an open-source project all code will be published on the official website later in the year. Better yet, installable images for Ivy Bridge laptops may also be made available for download (with a suite of developer tools pre-installed) in an attempt to woo developers into using the OS for developing Tizen smartphone apps.

Tizen Time?

With Ubuntu-powered laptops beginning to increase in both availability and visibility; and with Google’s Chromebook enjoying phenomenal success, could an alternative OS find success on laptops? It just might.

Sporting industry backers like Intel and Samsung, both of whom are actively steering its development, Tizen certainly has enough clout behind it to carve a niche.

Laptops aside, this year certainly will see more of Tizen in the news as the first Tizen smartphone from Samsung is set to go on sale later this year.

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Intel Release Graphical Installer for Their Linux Drivers

The Intel Linux Graphics Installer provides a friendly way for downloading the latest Intel Linux graphics software stack.

Early in March, Intel –specifically the Intel Open Source Technology Centre– released a graphical installer providing Linux users with a friendly way for downloading the latest Intel-related open source Linux graphics components –for the more technical this includes:

  • the Intel core kernel driver
  • Mesa 3D rendering library, responsible for 3D rendering, OpenGL compatibility, GLES, etc.
  • the 2D renderer for the X Window stack (xf86-video-intel), also known as DDX.
  • libdrm –the “Direct Rendering Manager” library, for communication between user applications and the kernel
  • the Cairo graphics library, for 2D rendering and acceleration
  • vaapi-driver-intel –the APIs for hardware-accelerated video rendering, processing and output
  • initial support for Wayland

Getting the Latest and Greatest Intel Linux Drivers

Intel Linux Graphics Installer automatically detects your hardware and system specifics and adds a software repository to your sources for keeping you up-to-date. The installer also performs a check to see if your system is running the latest drivers and, if not, it runs a system upgrade.


However, the installer doesn’t automatically add the repository authentication key to your system but it can manually added by opening a terminal, and executing:

wget --no-check-certificate -O - | 
sudo apt-key add -

Download & Install for Ubuntu

Supporting both 32 and 64 bit systems, the Intel Linux Graphics Installer is available for download for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 (as well as Fedora 17, 18) via their website:

Download Intel Linux Graphics Installer 

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