Linked by diegocg on Mon 21st May 2012 19:10 UTC
Linux Linux kernel 3.4 has been released. New features include several Btrfs updates: support of metadata blocks bigger than 4KB, much improved metadata performance, better error handling and better recovery tools; there is also a new X32 ABI which allows to run programs in 64 bit mode with 32 bit pointers; several updates to the GPU drivers: early modesetting of Nvidia Geforce 600 'Kepler', support of AMD RadeonHD 7xxx and AMD Trinity APU series, and support of Intel Medfield graphics; support of x86 cpu driver autoprobing, two new device-mapper targets, several perf improvements such as GTK2 report GUI and a new 'Yama' security module. Here's the full list of changes.
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by 1c3d0g on Tue 22nd May 2012 00:32 UTC
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Great! As a die-hard M$ fan, the way Windows 8 is going, I'm eager to finally install a Linux distro on my desktop permanently. I'm sure many others are pondering about this as well. Metro is so f*cked up to use (such a productivity killer - yes, I tried the latest beta, it's still crap), I'm willing to bet everything I own that no serious business (let's say the Forbes 500) will ever allow Windows 8 on their desktops as a default. Maybe for special purposes only, but nothing more.

On another note: does anybody know if BTRFS is stable enough for regular use? Last I heard there were still some people losing files or waking up with a borked file system. I was recommended ext4 (which I like), but I'm always looking for a "better" file system.

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