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Stable Kernel Updates

Greg KH has released stable kernels 3.10.4, 3.4.55, and 3.0.88. All contain important fixes.

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Kernel Prepatch 3.11-rc3

The third 3.11 prepatch is out. "Anyway, remember how I asked people to test the backlight changes in rc2 because things like that have really bad track records? Yup. That all got reverted. It fixed things for some people, but regressed for others, and we don't do that 'one step...

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Linux 3.11 Kernel Power Use Still Being Investigated

On Friday I reported that the Linux 3.11 kernel may lower power consumption for Intel systems. Since then, additional power consumption tests have revealed there are some changes within the Linux 3.11 but overall recent kernel releases are in better shape than the past...

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Tux3 Still Dreaming Of Design Improvements

The Tux3 Linux BTree-based file-system that isn't yet mainline in the Linux kernel is continuing to focus on new features and capabilities...

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Free Software Robin Hood Liberates Leaked Samsung Code

A student and programmer using the name “rxrz” has posted a large chunk of a proprietary Microsoft file-system software to GitHub, claiming that she’s liberating it for the open source world. She says that the software was leaked from Samsung, and that it also contains some code from the Linux kernel. That, she argues, makes it de facto open source under the terms of the Gnu General Public License.

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