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Linux Kernel 3.1 Update Brings Range Of New Features Including Support For NFC And Nintendo’s Wii Controller
After a few weeks delay due to a security breach at the kernel.org website, Linus Torvalds has released Linux
kernel 3.1 update which brings with it a range of new features. The new
Linux version took around 3 months to develop and includes enhancements
that improve the speed or expand the capabilities of both the KVM and
Xen virtualisation systems.
Linux 3.1 adds support for the open
source OpenRISC CPU architecture, near-field communication (NFC),
dynamic writeback throttling, a new iSCSI implementation as well as
Nintendo’s Wii controller.
An overview of these and other advances in the kernel, and a look at
upcoming changes in Linux kernel 3.2, is available in an article on
The H Open: What’s new in Linux 3.1