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The Best Features Of The Linux 3.5 Kernel

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Published on 17 July 2012 01:37 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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With the release of the Linux 3.5 kernel expected in just a few days, here's some of the most exciting features to look forward to.

Among the many features are:

- Radeon graphics performance improvements on the open-source driver.

- Many Intel graphics driver changes, including the Haswell and Valley View work for their upcoming hardware.

- DMA-BUF work coming together.

- The ASpeed KMS driver.

- The Matrox KMS driver.

- Cirrus QEMU KMS driver for virtualization.

- Radeon HD 6000 series HDMI audio support.

- Various other DRM/KMS graphics-related changes.

Aside from graphics, there is:

- Creative Sound Core3D support, which is the latest-generation Creative audio processors succeeding the Sound Blaster X-Fi hardware.

- Xonar DGX support and other audio-related enhancements.

- Many kernel input support improvements.

- ARM improvements.

- CRC32 meta-data support for EXT4 file-systems.

- ACPI updates.

- Minor Btrfs improvements.

- CoDel packet scheduler.

Expect the Linux 3.5 kernel to be officially released this week or next.

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