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5 Best New Features of the Linux 3.5 Kernel Release

Following some initial concern earlier in the month about a large volume of small, last-minute pull requests that ultimately necessitated a seventh release candidate, Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Saturday published the final version 3.5 of the Linux kernel. Here are some of the best new features.

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Linux 3.5 Approaches with RC7

A seventh release candidate for Linux 3.5 was published over the weekend, following a large number of small pull requests submitted by kernel developers. This led Linus Torvalds to tell the developers, "Not cool guys. Not cool."...

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Profiles in Linux: H. Peter Anvin

Every time you boot a CD or DVD, thank Peter Anvin for making it possible. And, as a key Linux contributor that's not all Peter has done in his long Linux career.

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Bringing DRM Drivers Back To Older Linux Kernels

As part of a GSoC project through the Linux Foundation, some of the popular open-source DRM graphics drivers are being back-ported to older Linux kernel releases...

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A Low-Latency Kernel For Linux Gaming

Within the Phoronix Forums and elsewhere it has been brought up that using a low-latency kernel can improve the Linux gaming performance, but is this really the case? In this article are some simple benchmarks comparing the stock Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "generic" Linux kernel compared to Ubuntu's low-latency flavor of...

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