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Linux 2.6.31's Best Five Features

Article Source Cyber Cynic
September 14, 2009, 9:19 am

Most of the recent improvements to the Linux kernel have been for server users. But in the latest release, Linux 2.6.31, most of the best goodies are for Linux desktop users. Here's my list of the top five improvements.

1) USB 3 Support. This is the big one. We've been connecting our devices to our PCs with USB ports instead of serial or parallel ports for some time now, and that's been good. USB 2.0 has a maximum throughput of 480Mbps (Megabits per second), which is fast — but these days, when you might want to move gigabytes of movies from one device to another, it's not fast enough...

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