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Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

‘My ‘allmodconfig’ test builds are now three times faster than they used to be’ says Linux overlord.

Linux overseer Linus Torvalds has binned Intel on his personal PC and hinted that he hopes to one day run an ARM-powered desktop.

In his weekly State of the Kernel post Torvalds released Linux 5.7 rc7, said the development process has been smooth and commented “Of course, anything can still change, but everything _looks_ all set for a regular release scheduled for next weekend. Knock wood.” …