Linus Releases 2.6.33-rc1

Dec 21, 2009

After releasing a new Kernel version, Linus Torvalds needed a few days of rest to put some remaining patches into the next release. The so-called merge window has closed, with the 2.6.33 branch now open.

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Nouveau Driver Comes to Kernel 2.6.33

Dec 15, 2009

Good news for anyone with a NVIDIA graphics card: the Nouveau driver goes into Kernel 2.6.33 and supports DRM.

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DRBD Merged into Mainline Kernel

Dec 10, 2009

The HA technology, Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD), is to be merged into the official Linux kernel, probably from version 2.6.33.

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Torvalds Releases Kernel 2.6.32

Dec 03, 2009

Having been delayed by the Kernel Summit and the Thanksgiving holidays, Linus Torvalds finally releases Kernel 2.6.32.

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Ask Klaus!

Dec 01, 2009

Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of the LinuxTag expo. He currently works as a teacher, programmer, and consultant. If you have a configuration problem, or if you just want to learn more about how Linux works, send your questions to: klaus@linux-magazine.com

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OpenSUSE Opens up Kernel Git Repository

Nov 24, 2009

The openSUSE project has decided to set up an open Git repository for its kernel instead of the daily kernel snapshot.

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Brockmeier Issues Beginner's Guide to Vim Editor

Nov 23, 2009

Defenders of the somewhat unwieldy vi editor say, "Sure vi is user-friendly; it's just peculiar about who it makes friends with." Joe Brockmeier of openSUSE fame has now come out with a beginner's guide to Vim and what it does.

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Advisory Against WiFi Drivers in Linux Staging Tree

Nov 23, 2009

Dan Williams, Red Hat collaborator and NetworkManager developer, might be upset but doesn't let it get to him. In the GNOME blog, he advises "just say no" to WiFi drivers in the linux-staging tree and recommends changes.

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