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Linus Torvalds Plots Linux 4.0, Releases Linux 3.12

The fifth major milestone release in 2013 of the open-source Linux kernel is now available, providing users with improved file system performance. Linux creator Linus Torvalds also used the launch of the new Linux 3.12 kernel as an opportunity to talk about the future of kernel development.

The 3.12 kernel follows the Linux 3.11 release, which debuted in September, providing users with support for the Lustre file system. In Linux 3.12, the ext4 file system, which is used as the default file system in many Linux distributions, is getting a big boost.

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