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Linux 3.11-rc5 Celebrates 20 Years Since Windows 3.11

Linux Kernel

Published on 11 August 2013 10:16 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Twenty years ago today Microsoft released Windows 3.11 while today Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc5 kernel. He wished he could have released Linux 3.11 kernel final today, but that didn't happen.

On Sunday evening was the announcement by Torvalds of Linux 3.11-rc5.
Sadly, the numerology doesn't quite work out, and while releasing the final 3.11 today would be a lovely coincidence (Windows 3.11 was released twenty years ago today), it is not to be.

Instead, we have 3.11-rc5.

Which is showing signs of calming down, and is noticeably smaller than previous rc's (both in number of commits and in size of patch). Let's hope that trend isn't just a fluke.

There really doesn't seem to be anything major here. The radeon changes are likely the most noticeable, but many of them are for the dynamic power management that is still off by default.. Other than that, misc media fixes, arch updates, some small filesystem updates etc. Nothing really stands out.

Linus

For 3.11-rc5, Linus notes in particular the Radeon Dynamic Power Management Changes, which we have been covering extensively on Phoronix.

For more details on the Linux 3.11 kernel read about its many new and exciting features.

About The Author
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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