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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RE: Really Rad
by Peter Besenbruch on Tue 16th Jul 2013 19:42 UTC in reply to "Really Rad"
Peter Besenbruch
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""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.
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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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