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Linux 2.6.29-rc2 Kernel Released

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Published on 17 January 2009 02:07 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds has announced the second release candidate for the forthcoming Linux 2.6.29 kernel. Linux 2.6.29-rc2 has a (late) MIPS architecture update, new hardware drivers, firmware updates, and a variety of regression fixes.

The Linux 2.6.29-rc2 kernel announcement can be read at LKML.org. The Linux 2.6.29 kernel is significant in that it merges Intel kernel mode-setting support, the Btrfs file-system, and delivers many other improvements.

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