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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
every CPU that you use includes a 'non free blob' of firmware (otherwise known as microcode), in many modern chips, it's even updated, and uploaded into the CPU from the kernel.
not to mention your system BIOS (unless you are running coreboot), your hard drive, your optical drive, your keyboard. just to name a few.
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