Linux 2.6.29-rc1 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 10 January 2009 at 07:38 PM EST. 11 Comments
The first release candidate for the Linux 2.6.29 kernel is now available. The Linux 2.6.29 kernel features kernel mode-setting support (only on Intel hardware, currently), the Btrfs file-system, and a number of new drivers and updates to others. Besides Btrfs entering the kernel, the SquashFS compressed read-only file-system has entered the kernel as well.

The Linux 2.6.29-rc1 release announcement can be read here. The complete Linux 2.6.29-rc1 change-log can be read at

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