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Linux 3.3-rc6: The Final Might Be One Week Away

Linux Kernel

Published on 04 March 2012 06:55 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.3 kernel release might be imminent. In releasing the Linux 3.3-rc6 kernel, which Linus says is just made up of small fixes and clean-ups, he says this could be the last release candidate.

Here's the key part of his announcement: "In fact, it's been calm enough that this *might* be the last -rc, but we'll see how the upcoming week goes. If it stays calm (and hopefully even calms down some more), there doesn't seem to be any major reason to drag out the release cycle any more. But hey, that does imply that people who have seen regressions should re-check them and holler loudly if they are still seeing problems."

As far as what's good about this kernel, read this article (among other Phoronix articles) that go over some of the most interesting work.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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