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[News] Best Linux 2.6.31 Features Listed, Preparations Made for LinuxCon

  • Subject: [News] Best Linux 2.6.31 Features Listed, Preparations Made for LinuxCon
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 11:25:11 +0100
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Linux 2.6.31's best five features

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| 2) Improved desktop speed. Due to some recent changes in the 
| kernel, when Linux systems started running out of memory, the 
| kernel was set up so that PROT_EXEC pages, memory pages that 
| usually belong to currently running foreground programs were being 
| mishandled. Instead of being kept in the memory cache, they were 
| being written to disk until they were needed. As anyone who's ever 
| done system optimization knows, the last place you want frequently 
| accessed or active desktop programs is on disk. In a worst case 
| scenario, your performance can slow down by 1000% or more. Yuck!
| But now, Linux's memory management has been improved so that 
| currently running programs stay on top of the list of active memory 
| pages. Technical benchmarks show that netbook users and other 
| people who run Linux on limited memory systems can except to see a 
| desktop that's up to 50% faster than it's been in the recent past. 


LinuxCon Keynote Series: An Interview with IBMâs Bob Sutor

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| Q: What are you most looking forward to at the debut year of 
| LinuxCon?
| A: I always try to get an early sense of the vibe of a conference. 
| Is there excitement among the participants? Are people looking 
| forward to creating more technical innovation and greater business 
| growth? Is the community expanding? Are there grand challenges that 
| developers are ready to leap into? I think Iâll see, hear, and feel 
| all that at LinuxCon. Iâm also looking to meet in person many of 
| the people involved with the Linux Foundation.



LinuxCon announces speakers

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| Early registration closes on Aug. 15 for the Linux Foundation's inaugural
| LinuxCon event, scheduled for Sept. 21-23, 2009, in Portland, Oregon.
| LinuxCon intends to draw a mix of end-users, administrators, and top Linux
| developers, with speakers including Linus Torvalds, Mark Shuttleworth, and
| Greg Kroah-Hartman (pictured).

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