Linked by diegocg on Mon 24th Oct 2011 14:32 UTC
Linux Linux 3.1 has been released. The changes include support for the OpenRISC opensource CPU, performance improvements to the writeback throttling, some speedups in the slab allocator, a new iSCSI implementation, support for Near-Field Communication chips used to enable mobile payments, bad block management in the generic software RAID layer, a new "cpupowerutils" userspace utility for power management, filesystem barriers enabled by default in Ext3, Wii Controller support and new drivers and many small improvements. Here's the full changelog.
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by dc.ricardo on Mon 24th Oct 2011 15:04 UTC
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Great! I think it's incredible how Linux has grown and how it still keep aligned with the lastest technologies. How sweet is to use and live with it.

The new features seems to dignify the major version number.

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New iSCSI?
by jefro on Mon 24th Oct 2011 15:18 UTC
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Need to look at this.

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No logo change?
by FunkyELF on Mon 24th Oct 2011 15:29 UTC
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I was kinda hoping they'd have a Linux 3.1 for Workgroups kinda logo that looked like the Windows 3.1 logo. Maybe there is an optional patch for this already. I should go look.

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RE: No logo change?
by MacMan on Mon 24th Oct 2011 15:39 UTC in reply to "No logo change?"
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Don't you mean Linux 3.11 for workgroups?

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RE[2]: No logo change?
by Gusar on Mon 24th Oct 2011 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE: No logo change?"
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He's probably talking about this:
Would've been cool if they really did that, but it's probably a bit too similar to the Windows logo.

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Closed Windows
by Gestahlt on Mon 24th Oct 2011 17:44 UTC
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Ehehe, How long will it be when they release Linux NT then?

Nonetheless, im also happy with what they have changed and i thing Linux was long enough in the 2.x.x.x state. It matured enough to deserve the 3.

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Wii controller support
by WorknMan on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:01 UTC
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I'm not sure if Android uses a Linux kernel from official sources or if they've forked off the 2.x branch, but would be cool to see the Wii controller supported added ;) Sure, it works if a particular game or emulator supports it and/or with a separate util, but would be cool to have it baked right in.

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RE: Wii controller support
by dsmogor on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:33 UTC in reply to "Wii controller support"
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I think they mentioned something about syncing with 3.0 during ICS keynote.
Besides, going full fork is not economically beneficial in the long term for them.

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RE[2]: Wii controller support
by phoenix on Mon 24th Oct 2011 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Wii controller support"
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If you look at ICS screenshots, you'll see the kernel version is 3.0.something.

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Comment by diegoviola
by diegoviola on Tue 25th Oct 2011 04:32 UTC
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Amazing work as always. Thank you Linux developers.

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by aorth on Wed 26th Oct 2011 12:31 UTC
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btdubs, if you're looking for tarballs of 3.1, check the FTP on

The website functionality still hasn't been completely restored yet since the hack.

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