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Aside from Google Zopfli there is some more Linux/open-source compression algorithm news today. The LZO compression/decompression support within the Linux kernel has been updated against upstream. LZO in Linux 3.9 will now be much faster.
1 March 2013 - LZO Compression - 7 Comments
The merge window for the Linux 3.9 kernel is coming to a close and most of the major merges have already occurred, so let's take a look at some of the best new features coming to this next Linux kernel release.
28 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
The EXT4 file-system in the forthcoming Linux 3.9 kernel will support using the previously-introduced punch hole functionality for inodes not using extent maps.
26 February 2013 - EXT4 Linux 3.9 - 2 Comments
The DRM pull request for the new features to be introduced in the Linux 3.9 kernel have been presented.
25 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
A Linux kernel exploit was made public this weekend that affects versions of Linux going back to the 3.3 kernel. This exploit allows for user-space programs to gain root access through a bug in the kernel's networking code.
25 February 2013 - Linux Kernel Exploit - 66 Comments
Samsung developers have worked up a set of improvements to the new F2FS file-system for the Linux kernel. The F2FS work in Linux 3.9 mostly comes down to fixing issues with the Flash-Friendly File-System and implementing some new functionality.
25 February 2013 - F2FS - 3 Comments
The PCI pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel reveals that more hot-plugging work is about to land plus developers are still working on the handling of PCI Express ASPM (Active State Power Management), the cause of the major Linux kernel power regression of 2011.
24 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
With the ATA pull for the Linux 3.9 kernel finally comes ZPODD, the Zero-Power Optical Device Driver.
23 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 Kernel - 5 Comments
As usual, there's lots of changes within the staging area that's been queued up for the Linux 3.9 kernel.
21 February 2013 - Staging Drivers
The feature pull for ACPI and power management updates to be introduced in the Linux 3.9 kernel were merged.
20 February 2013 - ACPI Updates - 2 Comments
The input pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel has went in and it supports new touchpad drivers and more.
20 February 2013 - Input 3.9 - 2 Comments
The XFS file-system update for the Linux 3.9 kernel isn't particularly exciting, but it does address some open bugs and regressions for this still very relevant and competitive Linux file-system.
20 February 2013 - XFS On Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
NDISwrapper, the open-source project that implements the Microsoft Windows kernel API and NDIS API within Linux for running Windows wireless network card drivers on Linux, has been updated. This effectively native Windows WiFi network driver project for Linux now runs on new kernels, up to and including the brand new Linux 3.8 kernel. This is the first release from the project in more than one year.
20 February 2013 - NDISwrapper - 8 Comments
Ingo Molnar has already submitted his x86 platform pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel that's now officially under development since last night. With the Linux 3.9 kernel will come support for Google's Android "Goldfish" emulator.
19 February 2013 - Google Goldfish - 13 Comments
The Linux 3.8 kernel was released on Monday afternoon by Linus Torvalds. This is a very exciting kernel update.
18 February 2013 - Linux 3.8 - 4 Comments
A System Frame-buffer Bus has been proposed for the Linux kernel. The focus of this new bus is to address the problem of many different graphics drivers, e.g. DRM and FBDEV, attempting to access the graphics card's frame-buffer and no clean way for addressing control of it.
18 February 2013 - System Framebuffer - 6 Comments
The Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC.
17 February 2013 - TI OMAP DRM
The ALSA SoC (ASoC) layer will see a number of new improvements and also a new sound driver within the Linux 3.9 kernel.
16 February 2013 - ASoC
A Google engineer working on Linux, Kent Overstreet, has reworked the Linux DIO (Direct I/O) code so that it's "vastly simpler" while also being faster for at least some test cases.
14 February 2013 - Linux DIO - 9 Comments
The NVIDIA Tegra DRM driver has received a set of patches today that provide various enhancements to this open-source ARM SoC graphics driver.
13 February 2013 - NVIDIA Tegra
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