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6 Key New Features in Linux 3.9

Ten weeks to the day after the arrival of version 3.8, Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Monday released version 3.9 of the Linux kernel. Here are six interesting new features from Linux.com writer Katherine Noyes.

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Linux 3.10 Gets New ARM, AMD Power Improvements

Along with an assortment of other power management improvements to land with the Linux 3.10 kernel, a cpufreq driver for ARM's big.LITTLE is being introduced. There's also a cpufreq driver for the Exynos 5440 quad-core and the new AMD frequency sensitivity feedback support...

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Linux 3.9 Brings SSD Caching and Drivers to Support Modern PCs

Linux creator Linus Torvalds last night announced the release of version 3.9 of the kernel. Available for download at kernel.org, Linux 3.9 brings a long list of improvements to storage, networking, file systems, drivers, virtualization, and power management. H-Online editor Thorsten Leemhuis has an excellent rundown of what's new in Linux 3.9. One new feature, listed as "experimental," allows SSDs to act...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.9-rc8

The 3.9-rc8 prepatch is out. "Yes, I was really hoping (and originally planning) to release 3.9 final this weekend, but we had enough issues that I just didn't feel comfy about it. It was borderline, and none of the issues were huge, and maybe I could have called this just...

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Sound Updates To Be Played In Linux 3.10 Kernel

Beyond knowing about the graphics driver changes coming for the Linux 3.10 kernel, the ALSA/sound kernel driver changes for the soon-to-open merge window are becoming more clear too...

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