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Linux 3.4 Kernel Should Be Here Next Week

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Published on 13 May 2012 09:04 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is about one week away, but until then there is the 3.4-rc7 kernel to take for a spin.

Linus began the 3.4-rc7 announcement on Saturday evening by saying, "This is almost certainly the last -rc in this series - things really have calmed down, and I even considered just cutting 3.4 this weekend, but felt that another week wouldn't hurt."

As far as the changes in this seventh weekly release candidate for the Linux 3.4 kernel, it's mostly small fixes scattered throughout.

Some of the most prominent kernel features introduced in Linux 3.4 are mentioned in this article.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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