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Linux 3.8-rc2 Kernel Released

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Published on 03 January 2013 05:18 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds has announced the first development kernel update of 2013.

Linus Torvalds writes in the release announcement, "It's a new year, people are getting back to work, and trying desperately to forget the over-eating that has been going on for the last two weeks. And hey, to celebrate, here's -rc2!"

Linux 3.8-rc2 is fairly small in terms of changes for being past the merge window. The big item for this second release candidate of the Linux 3.8 kernel is the DRM/GPU updates, namely the extra Nouveau features that merged late. There's also some file-system updates, ARM OMAP clean-ups, and various other work to be found in Linux 3.8-rc2.

If you're not familiar with this kernel that's shaping up to be amazing, see the feature overview for the Linux 3.8 kernel.

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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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