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Linux 3.6 Debuts with 5 Major Advances

Among the most visible features in the 3.6 kernel release is a “hybrid sleep” capability much like what has long been offered by Microsoft Windows. But plenty of other goodies also promise to improve life for Linux users, however. Here's five.

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One Kernel Can Now Handle Multiple ARM Platforms

The Linux 3.7 kernel gets even more exciting with the merging of ARM multi-platform support. This work allows for a single Linux kernel build to contain support for multiple ARM SoCs/platforms...

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Intel SMAP Comes To Try To Better Secure Linux

Intel SMAP support has landed in the mainline Linux kernel, which is a Supervisor Mode Access Prevention found on newer Intel CPUs...

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The Staging Pull Goes In For Linux 3.7 Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman has already sent in the Linux kernel staging driver changes for the Linux 3.7 kernel...

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64-bit ARM Support Merged Into Linux Kernel

Linux 3.7 will support the AArch64 architecture and allow kernel images which are able to run on multiple ARM platforms to be built. There will also be support for Intel's SMAP security function...

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