"Just as I had said two weeks ago: expect Intel ""Ivy Bridge"" open-source Linux support to be pushed to the Linux 2.6.40 kernel. This code was pushed today in preparation for the Linux 2.6.40 kernel. It will land in a similar manner to Valve`s Source/Steam native Linux support coming soon, early AMD Bulldozer benchmarks, ATI/AMD`s ""Orka"" Linux driver support in the past, etc. Here`s Intel`s Ivy Bridge code that enables next-generation hardware support. ""
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