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Linux Kernel 3.1 Released, Adds Support for NFC Chips

Oct 24, 2011, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Yes! After ten release candidates, Linus Torvalds marked a few minutes ago (October 24th) the Linux kernel 3.1 sources as final/stable and ready for immediate download.

"Among the new features included in Linux kernel 3.1 we can mention OpenRISC opensource CPU support, various slab allocator improvements, writeback throttling improvements, new iSCSI implementation, Near-Field Communication chips support and Wii Controller support.

"Linux kernel 3.1 provides better power management via the new cpupowerutils userspace utility, the EXT3 filesystem gets the filesystem barriers enabled by default, and lots of drivers were added and updated.

"While there's no official announcement from Linus Torvalds, we can tell you that the new Linux kernel 3.1 brings improvements for the Intel Ivy Bridge chips, support for Cedar Trail, GMA500 enhancements, and much more."

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