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GNU's Linux-Libre 3.15 Kernel Released

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Published on 09 June 2014 12:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU
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Coming just hours after the release of Linux 3.15, the GNU fans have put out their updated Linux-Libre kernel modification.

Linux-Libre remains to be focused upon providing a "free" version of the Linux kernel that's suitable for GNU Operating System use with "100% free" GNU/Linux distributions. The Linux-Libre kernel strips the open-source kernel of its non-free components and disables run-time request support for non-free components. Basically, non-free firmware/microcode blobs are removed, support for loading binary blobs is removed, and other kernel code that's deemed non-free. This libre kernel is what's used by gNewSense and a very small number of other Linux distributions.

More information on the fresh Linux-Libre 3.15 kernel can be found via the info-gnu list. The Linux 3.15 kernel has a lot of great features for those not up to speed on the latest kernel developments -- a.k.a. not reading enough Phoronix.

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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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