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10 October 2008, 08:37

Linux 2.6.27 Released

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Twelve weeks after the release of 2.6.26, Linus Torvalds has released Linux 2.6.27. The new kernel release sees numerous improvements to the Linux kernel, of which the most prominent are better built-in Wi-Fi and Webcam support and better suspend/resume support, making 2.6.27 a much better fit for the new generation of netbooks.

The release of 2.6.27 is also the signal for a number of Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, OpenSuse and Fedora, to move forward from their current beta and release candidate releases towards full releases in the next month or two.

heise online UK has full detailed coverage of everything that's new in 2.6.27 in a Kernel Log Special, with summaries of essential changes, background on why changes have been made and a look forward to 2.6.28 which starts development now.


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