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Linux 3.11-rc1 Kernel Released With Glorious Features

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Published on 14 July 2013 09:14 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.11-rc1 release on Sunday afternoon.

This is the first tagged development release for the Linux 3.11 kernel after its merge window was open the past two weeks. In this time, a lot of features were merged although Linus says it wasn't as much as Linux 3.10.

For details as to the features of the Linux 3.11 kernel, read The New & Best Features Of The Linux 3.11 Kernel. Most notably is the Radeon dynamic power management support, Radeon HD 8000 series GPU support, stabilizing of Intel Bay Trail, Nouveau VP2 video decoding support, Lustre file-system support, Zswap, ARM improvements, and much more.

While the release announcement is quite brief and doesn't dive into the major features of 3.11-rc1, it can be found on the kernel mailing list archives. Now with -rc1 being tagged, you can expect performance benchmarks soon on Phoronix of Linux 3.11!

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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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