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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 3) - Graphics

Feb 07, 2010, 04:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The next version of Linux is not only the first to offer the Nouveau KMS graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware, it also comes with a multitude of improvements for the two AMD/ATI and Intel graphics drivers which support Kernel-based Mode Setting (KMS).

"At the end of last week, Linus Torvalds released Linux 2.6.33-rc6, the sixth release candidate of Linux 2.6.33; the final version is expected either at the end of this month, or early next month. As usual at this stage in the development cycle, the number of changes and their extent is beginning to decrease; Torvalds writes that development is reaching the point where most things "just work" ('[...]we're getting to that stage of the release cycle where things mostly should "just work"[...]')

"The Kernel Log takes this opportunity to continue its report about the advancements of Linux 2.6.33 and discuss what's new in terms of graphics hardware support in part three of the "Coming in 2.6.33" mini series. The most important changes concerning the kernel's network support, file systems and storage subsystem were covered in part one and two of this series."

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