craig10x wrote:Not supposedly...it DOES have kernel 3.8 (i am running an installed ubuntu 13.04 testing) and it has had the kernel now for well over a month...i get updated versions of it all the time...not sure if 13.04 will have 3.9 (as they haven't frozen that yet for the release in late April) but i can assure you it will have 3.8 as it already does
It has many other enhancements also...and good stuff for intels as well...also improvements in both performance and even better power management...that is why i couldn't resist the urge to install now...i am dual booting it with 12.10 (which is what your current mint is running) and i can tell you that 13.04 is a HUGE improvement over 12.10...
d00med wrote:Supposedly, the upcoming version of Ubuntu will have a performance increase of something like 300%. That is their claim though, I believe, and benchmarks have been posted, but I haven't looked at them.
raymerjacque wrote:when you say good stuff for intel i assume you talking about the intel HD gfx chips ? and can you be a bit more specific ?
Cause intel HD gfx really sucks in linux and i see no options at all to install a better driver, or not that i could find, is there much improvement on that front ?
craig10x wrote:I think there are improvements to the intel drivers, and on my laptop, even better power management...my fan tends to come on far less often then it did in 12.10 and even the kernel in that was a great improvement over previous editions...
As far as adding the 3.8 kernel to your current mint, i believe you could but i would tend to think it would be better to wait until the linux mint versions based on 13.04 arrive...I use to use mint but went back to ubuntu, but even normally i wait until the final release, and it's only for the reasons i previously noted that i jumped on to it early like this...
d00med wrote:I believe, and benchmarks have been posted
TehGhodTrole wrote:d00med wrote:I believe, and benchmarks have been posted
d00med wrote:TehGhodTrole wrote:d00med wrote:I believe, and benchmarks have been posted
Thanks. That site must be getting hammered. Here's the original article on 3.8 that went around the internet.
The 3.8 Kernel Is An Amazing Gift To Linux Users
A lot of improvements there, Radeon improvements, and not Intel specific.
Can't see a reason one couldn't upgrade to 3.8 in Mint 14 and get the benefits...
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