Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
In less than one minute, it's now possible to build the Linux kernel from source on a desktop. What's the magic behind this?
Unfortunately it's not due to some crazy new compiler optimizations for GCC (or LLVM/Clang would be more likely) or any magical change in the Linux kernel build infrastructure, but it's thanks to the Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition. The Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition is one hell of a mighty processor.