Linux Kernel 3.9 Arrives on Pear OS 7

Linux Kernel 3.9 was originally released on April 28

David Tavares, the developer of the Pear OS Linux operating system, proudly announced a few hours ago, May 1, that the recently released Linux 3.9 kernel was made available for the Pear OS 7 distribution.

Among the new features introduced by Linux kernel 3.9, we can mention improved support for the F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System) filesystem for Samsung developers, improved ARM support, Zero-Power Optical device driver, audio/sound improvements.

Linux kernel 3.9 also includes support for AMD Radeon HD 8000 series, Synopsys ARC700 CPU support, improved ARM SoC support, improved power management, faster LZO compression, experimental RAID5/6 support for the Btrfs filesystem, and many more.

In order to upgrade to Linux kernel 3.9, Pear OS 7 users need to install the following repository:, open Synaptic Package Manager and install the following packages:




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