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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
While the Linux 3.12 kernel isn't even up to its first RC release and thus the merge window hasn't closed yet, Linux 3.12 has already collected a number of promising features for the open-source kernel.
Of course, many of the kernel changes that get us excited at Phoronix are about graphics and the DRM code:
- Improved Dynamic Power Management support for AMD Radeon GPUs of the HD 8000 generation. DPM and ASPM (PCI Express Active State Power Management) are now both supported. There's also been other improvements to the code supporting the existing power management code that was delivered to much excitement in the Linux 3.11 kernel.
- There's a Snapdragon KMS driver that has been mainlined for those using Qualcomm ARM SoCs on Linux.