Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 25th Dec 2008 07:50 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Heise Open Source provides an extensive breakdown of the innovations present in the latest release of the Linux kernel, announced by Linus Torvalds. This version adds the first version of Ext4 as a stable filesystem, the much-anticipated GPU memory manager which will be the foundation of a renewed graphic stack, support for Ultra Wide Band (Wireless USB, UWB-IP), memory management scalability and performance improvements, a boot tracer, disk shock protection, the phonet network protocol, support of SSD discard requests, transparent proxy support, high-resolution poll()/select()... full Changelog here
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RE: Amazing
by diegoviola on Fri 26th Dec 2008 00:56 UTC in reply to "Amazing"
diegoviola
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2006-08-15

Linux kernel development is breathtaking at best, the amount of new additions and functionality is simply amazing and in my opinion with the economic downturn I think even more development will continue. Due to the fact software licensing is so expensive, and open source will flourish with new possibilities for companies struggling to keep the doors open and cost cutting in this area rather than laying off workers.

Ext4 from what I read is really neat, also another great advancement is the SSD enhancements. The area of most interest is the SSD arena I have seen offerings from companies offering SAN SSD units, now this will be interesting in how the speed and throughput will increase over time.


I absolutely agree with you, I can't also wait for BTRFS, it will rock =D

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