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Linux 3.5-rc2 Released In "Fairly Good Shape"

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Published on 09 June 2012 06:04 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Prior to taking a week-long holiday where he will be mostly "MIA", Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc2 kernel.

This second release candidate for the Linux 3.5 kernel is in "fairly good shape" according to Torvalds himself.

Due to Torvalds' holiday, "If it's not really critical, don't bother asking me to pull, in other words. Think of it as one of those weeks when I try to be hardnosed about things, and get bitchy when people send me irrelevant small
stuff that isn't some major oops-fix." The release announcement in full is at LKML.org.

Linux 3.5-rc2 mostly just consists of the usual driver fixes, architecture and file-system updates, etc.

The Linux 3.5 kernel is quite an exciting update with massive Radeon performance gains and some really compelling features as talked about 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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