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  • 'Lance Armstrong' bug hunt continues in stable Linux kernel

    The discovery of a somewhat alarming bug in the Linux ext4 filesystem provoked a minor wave of panic this week, but project maintainer Theodore Ts'o says it has since become clear that the problem can likely only affect a small number of users.

    Written by Jon Gold25 Oct. 12 15:42
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38 arrives with desktop 'wonder patch'

    Version 2.6.38 of the Linux kernel was released by Linus Torvalds overnight, including the much-hyped performance improvement patch amid many feature enhancements and bug fixes.

    Written by Rodney Gedda16 March 11 13:10
  • Linux kernel 2.6.36 adds AppArmor, ups performance

    Linux kernel 2.6.36 has been released by Linus Torvalds and includes a number of performance and security enhancements, including integration of the AppArmor access control system.

    Written by Rodney Gedda22 Oct. 10 10:25
  • Linux kernel 2.6.34 released, new file systems added

    A new version of the Linux kernel, 2.6.34, has been released by Linus Torvalds featuring two new file systems and a number of updates to virtualisation and device driver code.

    Written by Rodney Gedda18 May 10 13:38
  • Linux 2.6.33 released: nVidia driver in, Android out

    The first Linux kernel release of 2010 has arrived with version 2.6.33 and it is big on graphics with a new open source nVidia driver and support for the Nintendo Wii and GameCube gaming consoles, in addition to usual high-end features.

    Written by Rodney Gedda25 Feb. 10 10:48
  • Linux kernel 2.6.32 released, ups graphics drivers, virtualization

    Following nearly three months of development, Linus Torvalds has released version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel, which brings a number of improvements to the open source operating systems' graphics, virtualization and power management capabilities, as well as boosting overall performance.

    Written by Rodney Gedda04 Dec. 09 09:45
  • Linux kernel 2.6.31 released, driver code climbs

    The Linux kernel project has release version 2.6.31, bringing a multitude of changes to memory management, performance, file systems and device drivers, according to project founder Linus Torvalds.

    Written by Rodney Gedda11 Sept. 09 10:30
  • Linux 2.6.30 released, Torvalds proclaims 'new world order'

    Linux kernel 2.6.30 has been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version, including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus Torvalds says switches the kernel to a “new world order”.

    Written by Rodney Gedda11 June 09 09:10