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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Completely Fair Scheduler Analyzed

Jan 17, 2008

Avinesh Kumar, an IBM developer has taken a close look at the Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS) introduced with kernel 2.6.23, comparing it with other schedulers. In the conclusion to the analysis, Kumar discusses changes in the future kernel 2.6.24 scheduler.

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Damn Small Linux 4.2 Polishes its Visuals

Dec 18, 2007

Version 4.2 of the miniscule (50MB) DSL (Damn Small Linux) distribution has just been released.

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