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Linux 3.6-rc3: Nothing That's "OMG! Scary!"

Six days after releasing the Linux 3.6-rc2 kernel, Linus has released the third test release of the forthcoming Linux 3.6...

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Linux 3.4 to be Maintained for Two Years

Linux 3.0 will be maintained for at least one more year; Linux 3.4 will be promoted to long-term kernel status. Linux 3.5 will cease to be maintained once Linux 3.6.1 has been released...

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A Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler

An Intel engineer has proposed introducing a power saving schema for CFS, the Linux kernel's default scheduler. Code hasn't been presented yet, but there's lots of discussion about this topic to improve the power efficiency of the Linux kernel scheduler...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.6-rc2

Linus has announced the 3.6-rc2 prepatch. "Anyway, with all that said, things don't seem too bad. Yes, I ignored a few pull requests, but I have to say that there weren't all that many of those, and the rest looked pretty calm. Sure, there's 330+ commits in there, but considering...

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Intel Graphics Hit High Point With Linux 3.6 Kernel

Testing of the latest Linux 3.6 kernel that's presently under development has revealed some additional OpenGL performance improvements with Intel graphics, at least concerning the latest-generation "Ivy Bridge" processors.

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