Linux kernel version 3.9 was released in April of this year. Just a few months down the road, Linus Torvalds has released Linux kernel version 3.10. The new installment does not bring about any seismic changes. But there are a few upgrades worthy of taking note.
The latest version comes equipped with a new SSD caching technology titled Bcache. The block layer cache system seeks to marry the faster and expensive SSDs with cheaper and slower HDDs. With the right caching system users can speed up access to frequently read data and delay taking on write requests until non-peak times.
Another important step forward is the provision for support for the new Radeon graphics cores' video decoder. The Linux kernel 3.10 will bow be able to offer tools to interface with the Unified Video Decoder on the Radeon HD 4000 and later HD graphics cards.