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Experimental Render Nodes Will Be In Linux 3.12

The experimental DRM render nodes support will be merged into the Linux 3.12 kernel. This work is a GSoC success story and makes it possible for Linux GPGPU compute support without needing an active display/compositor and ultimately for having multi-seat computing off a single display controller and another benefit is...

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Ubuntu Is Going After A New Linux Kernel API

In large part because of Canonical's new focus around Ubuntu Touch on phone/tablet devices, the Ubuntu developers are wanting a new revocable memory API for the Linux kernel to help in low-memory scenarios...

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22 Years Later, The Linux And Open Source "Cancer" Is Wonderfully Benign

Twenty-two years ago Linux was born as a "(free) operating system" that founder Linus Torvalds was quick to downplay as "just a hobby" that wouldn't "be big and professional." My, but how times have changed. So much so that Linux now dominates mobile (Android), servers and cloud. No wonder that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer derided Linux in 2001 as a "cancer" that "attaches itself... to everything it touches."  He was right. At least, as it relates to Linux's effect on Microsoft. 

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Linus Torvalds Marks 22 Years of Linux with Nostalgic Message

It was 22 years ago on Sunday that Linus Torvalds announced in a newsgroup posting that he was creating a free operating system, a message he echoed in his announcement Sunday of the latest Linux kernel release candidate.

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Kernel Prepatch 3.11-rc7

The 3.11-rc7 prepatch has been tagged and released. As of this writing, there is no announcement on linux-kernel, but Linus did post a brief item on Google+. "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, even if it's big and professional) for 486+ AT clones and just about anything...

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