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Four key new features in Linux 3.6

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Just a little more than two months after the release of version 3.5, Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed the next new version of the Linux kernel. Ready for a quick rundown? Here are a few of the highlights.

1. Hybrid sleep

Offering a combination of sleep mode and hibernation, what's commonly known as “hybrid sleep” involves both copying the contents of RAM to the hard drive, as in hibernation, and then entering sleep mode. The big benefit to using this technique is that the computer can not only resume immediately, but it also won't lose any data if power is lost.

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