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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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Kernel Prepatch 3.12-rc3

The 3.12-rc3 prepatch is out. Linus says: "On the whole, nothing really appears very scary. Go forth and test."...

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