Torvalds Releases Kernel 2.6.25: GPL Only Restriction Imposed

Apr 18, 2008

Linus Torvalds has released the new 2.6.25 kernel just slightly behind schedule. Besides improvements to the CFS scheduler and a plethora of new drivers, the kernel also introduces a political aspect: it debars non-GPLd USB drivers.

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Linux Foundation Survey Confirms Professionalism of Linux Kernel

Apr 01, 2008

A recent survey by the Linux Foundation (LF) on Linux kernel development shows that the number of kernel developers has tripled in the last three years. In most cases the developers' work is funded by corporate sponsorship.

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Kernel Development: Linux-next Complete

Mar 03, 2008

The new "linux-next" Git tree, which aims to simplify and accelerate kernel development is more or less complete.

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Kernel Next: Interim Step for More Efficiency

Feb 13, 2008

Andrew Morton had a dream: a new kernel tree which would make kernel development easier to follow and more efficient. He looked for a maintainer and found one in Stephen Rothwell.

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Local Vulnerabilities in Current Kernels

Feb 12, 2008

Recent kernel versions back to the older kernel 2.6.17 may contain a vulnerability that can be exploited by local attackers.

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Opensuse 11: Alpha 2 with KDE 4

Feb 12, 2008

The biggest change to the second alpha version of Opensuse 11 has to be the inclusion of KDE 4, which now replaces the older KDE version 3.5.8.

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Linus Torvalds: Kernel 2.6.25-rc1 "Bloody Large"

Feb 11, 2008

Linus Torvalds has announced the first release candidate of the new 2.6.25 kernel, codenamed "Bloody Large".

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Linux 2.6.25 without Closed Source USB Drivers

Feb 05, 2008

A controversial patch for the imminent kernel 2.6.25 is causing much debate in the developer community: in a similar move to one he made two years ago, the well-known kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has submitted a patch that prevents closed source USB drivers from using the kernel's USB driver API.

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