Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jul 2013 22:08 UTC
Linux "Substantially improved support for the power management features of modern Radeon graphics cores is among the major new additions of the now available first release candidate of Linux 3.11. For this release, Linus Torvalds changed the code name from 'Unicycling Gorilla' to 'Linux for Workgroups' and modified the logo that some systems display when booting: it now depicts a Tux holding a flag with a symbol that is reminiscent of the logo of Windows for Workgroups 3.11, which was released in 1993." Just awesome. Nothing else.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 15th Jul 2013 23:49 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

I agree. That is awesome.

Reply Score: 3

oper
Member since:
2012-08-30

holding a flag with a symbol that is reminiscent of the logo of Windows for Workgroups 3.11, which was released in 1993." Just awesome. Nothing else.

But that's no news, that image has been going on for a long time
http://forums.nintendo-difference.com/forums/uploads/av-1763.jpg

Oh, no, WAIT !

:-D

Reply Score: 2

Comment by some1
by some1 on Tue 16th Jul 2013 03:45 UTC
some1
Member since:
2010-10-05

So in another 20 years we'll finally get Linux 8.

Reply Score: 6

RE: Comment by some1
by oper on Tue 16th Jul 2013 14:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by some1"
oper Member since:
2012-08-30

So in another 20 years we'll finally get Linux 8.

And then Windows 8 will be history, and the current Windows will be Windows 95 at least.

:-)

Reply Score: 3

BlueofRainbow
Member since:
2009-01-06

before the collapse.

There are very few TV series which have gone beyond their 3rd season while sustaining interest from their fans.

DOS 3.0, along with its minor updates, was a strong OS for that era before the 4.0 debacle.

The reference to WFW is cute - and also a bit scary - is Linus thinking he can take over the computing world?

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

With the exception of desktops, he pretty much has. Not bad for "this pet project of mine".

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Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

The reference to WFW is cute - and also a bit scary - is Linus thinking he can take over the computing world?


I doubt Linus thinks about marketshare since it makes no difference to him.

Linux is already the dominant kernel in OS market share ;)

Reply Score: 6

Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

To be honest, I don't think any of the DOS shell versions of Windows were any good when compared to how advanced many of Microsoft's competitors were.

In my opinion Windows 2000 marked the first time that Microsoft shipped a OS that deserved to be on most desktops in the home.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

The 3rd version is when MS usually gets something right. Then they slowly start picking away at it, until at some point in the future, it sucks again.

examples:

VB 3 was awesome, vb 4 and 5 sucked, vb 6 was good
Windows 3.0 was when it started catching on, it was the first really useful Windows release.
Internet Explorer 3 was the first half decent version of IE, 4 was even better, 5 was ok, and well, we all know about 6

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Internet Explorer 3 was the first half decent version of IE, 4 was even better, 5 was ok, and well, we all know about 6

I have to disagree about IE 4. It was crash central on my machines, and not until 5 did it get stable again. I'm of two minds where IE 6 is concerned. It really didn't suck as far as web technologies, it was more advanced than anything else the market had at that time. It was only after 6 that Firefox started ramping up their game which, coupled with Microsoft's complacency, created browser competition again. Don't misunderstand me, I prefer the web not be effectively controlled by one entity, but that doesn't mean I'll revise history. IE6, when first released, was the most advanced web browser anyone had yet seen at that time. It was a security clusterfuck and a developer's worst nightmare, but you could make it do damn near anything you needed it to do if you worked and cussed at it long enough. The problem is, of course, that it was so nonstandard that we'll probably still be cussing at it twenty years from now because of in-house crap that was written for it and will never be updated.

Reply Score: 3

moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

For DirectX only after version 5.

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Really Rad
by orfanum on Tue 16th Jul 2013 09:55 UTC
orfanum
Member since:
2006-06-02

"Substantially improved support for the power management features of modern Radeon graphics cores is among the major new additions of the now available first release candidate of Linux 3.11"

I am very pleased to hear this, especially since as far as I can tell, FGLRX drivers supporting the HD 2600 that I have in my aging but serviceable Toshie are no longer compatible with the most recent Linux kernels. Looking forward even more then to Linux Mint Petra* later this year.

(*Other distros are also available ;)

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RE: Really Rad
by Peter Besenbruch on Tue 16th Jul 2013 19:42 UTC in reply to "Really Rad"
Peter Besenbruch Member since:
2006-03-13

""Substantially improved support for the power management features of modern Radeon graphics cores is among the major new additions of the now available first release candidate of Linux 3.11"


I am very pleased to hear this, especially since as far as I can tell, FGLRX drivers supporting the HD 2600 that I have in my aging but serviceable Toshie are no longer compatible with the most recent Linux kernels.
"

For an idea of just how big a difference the new, open source, Radeon tweaks make, Phoronix has some benchmarks:

http://tinyurl.com/m8lvqgk

VERY impressive.

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RE[2]: Really Rad
by orfanum on Wed 17th Jul 2013 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Really Rad"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Cheers, thanks for the info. I will look it up ;) .

Orf

Reply Score: 2

ZOMG
by Ultimatebadass on Tue 16th Jul 2013 14:20 UTC
Ultimatebadass
Member since:
2006-01-08

The year of desktop linux must finally be upon us! Can't wait for linux 95.

Reply Score: 3

Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Tue 16th Jul 2013 17:55 UTC
v_bobok
Member since:
2008-08-01

Winnage of the Internets

Reply Score: 2