What's New in Linux 2.6.35

Monday Aug 2nd 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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Thorsten Leemhuis outlines the latest developments in the Linux kernel 2.6.35 and what's coming in 2.6.36.

On The H Open, Thorsten Leemhuis published a lengthy story detailing the latest improvements and new features in Linux kernel 2.6.35.

Leemhuis covers everything in the kernel from graphics drivers, file systems, power management to virtualization and the memory subsystem.

"Important for end users are, for instance," Leemhuis said, "the improvements which affect the power management and turbo features of modern processors, and the support of the power saving techniques offered by Radeon graphics chips. Also noteworthy is the code that allows H.264 acceleration functions to be used with the graphics cores in Intel's current CPUs, as these CPUs are incorporated in many current PCs and notebooks and will be used in new designs."

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