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Linux 3.6 Debuts with 5 Major Advances

Among the most visible features in the 3.6 kernel release is a “hybrid sleep” capability much like what has long been offered by Microsoft Windows. But plenty of other goodies also promise to improve life for Linux users, however. Here's five.

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One Kernel Can Now Handle Multiple ARM Platforms

The Linux 3.7 kernel gets even more exciting with the merging of ARM multi-platform support. This work allows for a single Linux kernel build to contain support for multiple ARM SoCs/platforms...

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Calligra Productivity Suite: Too Much Trouble

The Calligra Suite is an unusual compilation of office tools with much potential -- but it has a good deal of maturing to do before it can advance beyond its mediocre performance following a debut almost three years ago. 

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Perforce Aims to Bring Git to the Enterprise

Enterprises looking to attract new talent would do well to figure out how to use git, since most new hires will come in with mastery of it and will find it annoying to use crufty older version control systems. Unfortunately, enterprises often have well-established release processes built around their existing tools, making it extremely hard to replace them with something new like git. Perforce, the company behind the Perforce version control system, is today announcing Perforce Git Fusion in an effort to bring the best of both worlds to enterprises and their developers. 

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Intel SMAP Comes To Try To Better Secure Linux

Intel SMAP support has landed in the mainline Linux kernel, which is a Supervisor Mode Access Prevention found on newer Intel CPUs...

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The Staging Pull Goes In For Linux 3.7 Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman has already sent in the Linux kernel staging driver changes for the Linux 3.7 kernel...

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