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Kernel modded to optimize and support the a wide range of netbook's

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The kernel-netbook is an unofficial kernel, modded to give the full hardware support to a wide range of netbooks with Intel Atom, in addition, it includes external drivers and firmware. This kernel optimized to be used on Debian/Ubuntu inside netbooks, and it also slightly reduces the time of the module-load in the boot process. The best feature of this kernel is maybe the optimization of the battery management through some kernel options.

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  • Without initrd image (optional support)
  • Optimized for Intel Atom CPU (CONFIG_MATOM)
  • Optimized battery management
  • Added external firmware
  • Kernel Mode Settings
  • Support to encrypted partition
  • BFS (default) and BFQ (optional) scheduler
  • Native support for CPU scaling
  • Light, once installed only 10MB used (kernel26 uses 51MB)
  • Headers in a separated package (kernel-netbook-headers) - Not requested in a standard system


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