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Intel and XMir

Reverting a patch, at least one that isn't causing a bug or regression, is often controversial. Normally, the patch has been technically vetted before it was merged, so there is—or can be—a non-technical reason behind its removal. That is the case with the recent reversion of a patch to add...

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A Glitch in the 3.12 Merge Window

In case anybody wonders why the merging of patches for the 3.12 kernel appears to have come to a stop: Linus has run into a disk failure. "If worst comes to worst, I'll just do the last next days of the merge window on the laptop that I was planning...

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Linus Says No NSA Backdoor in Linux

Brief dust-up in the kernel community leads to an illuminating look at random number generation.

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Stable Kernels 3.10.11, 3.4.61, and 3.0.95

Greg Kroah-Hartman has released the 3.10.11, 3.4.61, and 3.0.95 kernels. All users of those kernel series should upgrade.

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Nouveau Driver Changes For Linux 3.12: Not Too Much

For those that were hoping there would be NVIDIA GeForce 400/500/600/700 Fermi/Kepler GPU improvements or better re-clocking or anything fundamentally advanced in the Linux 3.12 kernel for the Nouveau graphics driver, that is not the case...

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