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[8]: Load of works there
by tylerdurden on Tue 30th Apr 2013 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Load of works there"
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No, the EU invested in Minix because it is a basic research project. Most of that money goes to finance infrastructure and grad student/researcher salaries in the institutions involved.

Also if by "mach stigma" you mean it being one of the most influential software research projects in the last 3 decades, then yeah.

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