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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[9]: Load of works there
by moondevil on Tue 30th Apr 2013 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Load of works there"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Nope, Minix was close licensed when it was the right time to unleash the beast.


Might be the case then. I don't remember.

Sadly, the ACK toolchain is a mess to use, Minix is hard to maintain and doesn't run well on most VM, thus so few people gets invested into, and that sadden me. Inherently, Minix IS superior, but stalled for so long


The ACK toolchain is long dead. Minix now uses the NetBSD userland.

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RE[10]: Load of works there
by Kochise on Tue 30th Apr 2013 08:18 in reply to "RE[9]: Load of works there"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

The wrong is done, many people got away from Minix because ACK was so unfriendly and non standard compliant. Sure now Minix is more BSDish, but would it makes NetBSD people comes to Minix, while NetBSD is almost a Linux equal (portability, hardware support, etc...) ?

Kochise

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RE[11]: Load of works there
by moondevil on Tue 30th Apr 2013 11:55 in reply to "RE[10]: Load of works there"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Hard to tell.

I play with it every now and then, since the 3.0 release.

But on the other hand I am OS agnostic. I am coding since 1986, already used lots of disparate systems, and each system has plus and minus.

My religious OS days are long gone.

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