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: http://pear-news.fr/2013/02/pear-os-7-kernel-repository/
, open Synaptic Package Manager and install the following packages: linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_amd64