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Linux 2.6.27-rc3 Kernel Released

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Published on 13 August 2008 09:37 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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It's just shy of one week since Linus Torvalds had released the Linux 2.6.27-rc2, but last night the third release candidate was pushed out. Linus only notes to major changes with the Linux 2.6.27-rc3 kernel and that is the architecture include files continue to be migrated to their new naming/folder convention and the integration of the new Atheros wireless driver.

Late last month Atheros had released the ath9k 802.11n WiFi driver for their AR5418+AR5133, AR5416+AR5133, AR5416+AR2133, AR9160, AR9280, and AR9281 chipsets. This open-source driver has now been pushed into the mainline Linux kernel.

The Linux 2.6.27-rc3 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org.

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