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Linux 2.6.37 Released 135

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-and-improved dept.
diegocg writes "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."

Comment: Dangerous? no... (Score 1) 312

by Quent (#32959720) Attached to: Catching Satnav Errors On Google Street View
I've seen an occurrence of Google maps telling me to take a 90 degree turn and jump off a bridge, I found it rather disturbing :/ Another good argument to stick to your spatial/navigation intuition and common sense in order to get your way through and stay alive a little bit longer...

Some companies have been using a buzz button to report speed cameras, why not something that simple to just report any kind of problem (when you're driving and trying to find another route, you surely don't feel like writing a nice feedback form at the same time.)

Comment: Something probably as cool as the Freebox (Score 3, Insightful) 245

by Quent (#16195199) Attached to: Free PC With French Broadband Connection

Yes this box looks like a big breakthrough for not so computer literate people looking for getting in touch with friends and relatives using today's technology.

However, this almost comes like shadow over the Free Telecom's new Freebox which comes with router, Wifi-MIMO connection, HD TV tuner and something like 50 free channels and a total of 200, including all the international ones like CNN, BBC and many others, a VoIP phone system with free calls to landlines all over Europe (free calls to Australia, the US and Canada for instance!)

I keep going: Possibility to watch TV on your computer using VLC or use it as a multimedia player to send video and audio stream to the box that then displays it on your TV and sends the sound to your HiFi system through the Optical connection. Ah yes also video on demand with films that you can replay and fast forward for 24hours just as a DVD.

Of course it can provide very fast Internet connection (28Mb/s), obviously runs Linux and all that comes for the ridiculous price of 30 per month (they just lend the box to you!!!)

All that to say, with such as competition on the ADSL market in France, no wonder why Neuf Cegetel is trying to catch with such an offer...

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -- Confucius

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