Linked by JRepin on Mon 29th Apr 2013 09:24 UTC
Linux After ten weeks of development Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux kernel 3.9. The latest version of the kernel now has a device mapper target which allows a user to setup an SSD as a cache for hard disks to boost disk performance under load. There's also kernel support for multiple processes waiting for requests on the same port, a feature which will allow it to distribute server work better across multiple CPU cores. KVM virtualisation is now available on ARM processors and RAID 5 and 6 support has been added to Btrfs's existing RAID 0 and 1 handling. Linux 3.9 also has a number of new and improved drivers which means the kernel now supports the graphics cores in AMD's next generation of APUs and also works with the high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips which will likely appear in Intel's next mobile platform. Read more about new features in What's new in Linux 3.9.
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RE: Next version: 3.10 or 4?
by Lennie on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:58 UTC in reply to "Next version: 3.10 or 4?"
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Torvalds made pretty clear when the second number becomes to big, something like 43 is to large, he'll start with 4.0. So I don't expect that anytime soon.

Why do you care about the version number of your browser ?

The whole point of these browser makers is to make it clear the latest version is the only browser you should care about. The number has also been removed from the browser 'chrome' (like the title bar of the browser window).

The version number only exists for people reporting bugs and developers of the browser and websites.

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