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Kernel Prepatch 3.12-rc4

The fourth 3.12 prepatch is out for testing. "Hmm. rc4 has more new commits than rc3, which doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy, but nothing major really stands out. More filesystem updates than normal at this stage, perhaps, but I suspect that is just happenstance. We have cifs,...

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Linux 3.12 Kernel To Bring Faster File-Systems

With the Linux 3.12 kernel due for release in several weeks time but all major changes behind us now, here are some file-system tests from this forthcoming kernel update. Tested Linux file-systems for this Phoronix article include EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS. From these results, there are multiple instances of...

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Radeon Audio Will Hopefully Be Great In Linux 3.13

While there's still quite a number of weeks to go until seeing the Linux 3.13 kernel enter the development spotlight, the open-source Radeon HDMI audio support will hopefully be in great shape for those that have wanted features like HD audio pass-through for DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD...

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Lima Driver Has Some Speed Wins, But Will Not Be Mainlined

The Lima graphics driver for open-source ARM Mali GPU support on Linux has some performance advantages of ARM Holdings' binary blob, but there's no upstream interest in having the driver mainlined in Mesa...

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Linus Torvalds' Linux 0.02 Release Post from 1991

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers? Are you without a nice project and just dying to cut your teeth on a OS you can try to modify for your needs? 
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