An anonymous reader writes: There's many improvements due in the Linux 3.13 kernel that just entered development. On the matter of new hardware support there's open-source driver support for Intel Broadwell and AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics, NFTables will eventually replace IPTables, the multi-queue block layer is supposed to make disk access much faster on Linux, HDMI audio has improved, Stereo/3D HDMI support is found for Intel hardware, file-system improvements, and support for limiting the power consumption of individual PC components.
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