Stable kernel 3.7.10
Posted Feb 28, 2013 21:51 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
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Why, features of course. Newer kernels are much better at energy savings: my AOpen S110 used to whir quite a bit before 3.6, now it is very quiet (seldom goes above 50 C). CONFIG_PREEMPT is now almost flawless -- no random stallings or strange locks. WiFi works like magic. ext4 is cool. Hardware support is always nice. And so on...
The kernel can be said to be one of the few select projects where upgrading almost invariably brings more joy than pain. With Free software this is often the case, but not always.
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