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Linux 3.12-rc7 Released; Final Version Likely In One Week

The seventh -- and likely last -- release candidate for the Linux 3.12 kernel is now available. While late in the release cycle, there's been an uptick in new patches merged this week...

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[$] A Look at the 3.12 Development Cycle

As of this writing, the 3.12-rc6 prepatch has been released, Linus seems happy with the state of the kernel, and, in general, there are few reports of problems on the mailing lists. If things continue to stabilize, the 3.12 cycle might be a short one, even by recent standards. So,...

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Armada DRM Driver Called In For Linux 3.13 Kernel

The Armada DRM display driver for Marvell "Dove" devices is being queued up for hopeful inclusion into the Linux 3.13 kernel...

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Liquorix 3.11 Kernel Benchmarks

It's been several kernel releases since last benchmarking the Liquorix kernel, an optimized version of the Linux kernel that's advertised as "built using the best configuration and kernel sources for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads." In Liquorix having out their version of the Linux 3.11 kernel since late September, here...

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Here's Why Radeon Graphics Are Faster On Linux 3.12

Yesterday I published benchmarks showing the AMD Radeon graphics being much faster on Linux 3.12. Ten graphics cards were benchmarked and many of them were showing rather remarkable OpenGL frame-rate performance improvements when moving from the Linux 3.11 to Linux 3.12 Git kernel. This large comparison came after benchmarks I...

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