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Linux 4.6 Charred Weasel adds USB 3.1 Support

May 15, 2016, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Among the big new features in Linux 4.6 is full support for the USB 3.1 protocol, which offers the promise of up to 10 Gbps for USB link speeds. In contrast USB 3 provides 5 Gbps, while USB 2.0 topped out at 480 mbps.

Memory usage in Linux gets a big boost in Linux 4.6 thanks to the Out Of Memory (OOM) killer.

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