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5 Exciting New Features in Linux 3.17


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I like the sound of #2 on the list, though, would it actually be of any real help to those using machines with lots of RAM (say 16GB or more)? Somehow just seems it would be ideal for systems with lesser amounts of memory.


Can't really say the Y2k38 Proofing feature is really exciting. But it is definitely smart. Think there's still plenty of time to have to worry about such thing though :lol:

At least it's taken care of sooner and faster than was the Y2K one with M$

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Not sure they are all that exciting!!


Y2K38??? I'll be dead by then!!

Xbox support...that'll be useful (NOT)

Memory buffer fudging....In the real world for normal users who aren't benchmarking - will we really notice a difference?

Better ARM support...meh

250,000 lines of code removed - but then replaced with all the code to enable the above to work - I guess on balance I can take that one.

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exciting or not....it works and its fast! :)


been using since rc1...had an issue around rc3 or 4 with the nvidia drivers which was fixed quickly. besides that, no issues here at all.



EDIT: moving on.... 3.18 rc1 released today and working fine here!

Current Date/Time: Mon Oct 20 06:21:54 EDT 2014
Distro Release: Ubuntu 14.10
Kernel Release: Linux 3.18.0-031800rc1-generic
Gnome Release: GNOME Shell 3.12.2
Unity Release: unity 7.3.1

OpenGL vendor string:   NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 480/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL version string:  4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.123
Edited by iamgeorgeareu
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