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Linux 2.6.31-rc7 Kernel Released

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Published on 23 August 2009 05:30 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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It happened on Friday night, but the Linux 2.6.31-rc7 kernel is now available. The seventh release candidate for the Linux 2.6.31 kernel brings a variety of small fixes, including a Radeon DRM update. The Linux 2.6.31-rc7 release announcement can be read at LKML.org.

The Linux 2.6.31 kernel should be released in early September and it brings staging support for ATI kernel mode-setting support, the mainlining of the TTM memory manager, various graphics DRM driver improvements to ATI and Intel in particular, improvements to different file-systems, new drivers, and much more.

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