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Linux 2.6.30-rc2 Kernel Released

Linux Kernel

Published on 14 April 2009 08:29 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Last week Linux 2.6.30-rc1 was released, but this afternoon Linus Torvalds has pushed out the second release candidate for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel series.

The second release candidate introduces a new architecture (called microblaze), an input layer update, a new
Intel virtual networking driver, firmware loading updates, and Intel graphics driver updates. The Microblaze processor architecture is developed by Xilinx for some of their FPGA products and is a 32-bit Harvard RISC architecture.

The Linux 2.6.30-rc2 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org.

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