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The Linux 2.6.36-rc7 Kernel Does Make It Out

Linux Kernel

Published on 06 October 2010 10:32 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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As was anticipated seven days ago when releasing the Linux 2.6.36-rc6 kernel, there is a Linux 2.6.36-rc7 kernel to come and it's just been released. The good news is that Linus Torvalds believes this will be the last release candidate before the Linux 2.6.36 kernel is officially released.

The Linux 2.6.36-rc7 kernel just offers up bug-fixes and other trivial work, but none of the changes in the past week are particularly exciting or noteworthy. The Linux 2.6.36-rc7 release announcement can be read at LKML.org. We continue to benchmark the latest Linux kernel source-code on a daily basis at kernel-tracker.phoromatic.com.

This means that the Linux 2.6.36 kernel should be out within a week or so and after that we can start getting excited for the Linux 2.6.37 kernel, which is already set to carry some interesting driver improvements and other innovations.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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