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Linux Kernel Whackos: Drop Everything but ARM

It's not even Friday yet, but there's more awkward entertainment today at the expense of Linux kernel trolls. The latest in the series of weird messages hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is a proposal to drop support for all CPU architectures but ARM and a new "invisible" file-system feature...

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Stable Kernel 3.2.29

Ben Hutchings has released stable kernel 3.2.29 with lots of important fixes throughout the tree.

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First Attempt At Linux Kernel Secure Boot Support

Matthew Garrett published the first patches this week that take an initial stab at the Linux kernel UEFI Secure Boot support...

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How To Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel

The Linux kernel is the world’s largest collaborative development project. Almost 3,000 individual contributors work together to create and maintain an operating system kernel that works on everything from wristwatches and mobile phones to mainframes, along with all the peripherals imaginable for each platform. Linux creator Linus Torvalds sits at the top of a loose hierarchy of kernel maintainers and acts as final arbiter for what does or does not get included. So how does one go about contributing a substantially new technology to the kernel? 

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A Set of Stable Kernel Updates

The 3.0.42, 3.4.10, and 3.5.3 stable updates are out with the usual pile of important fixes. There are some reports of Intel graphics problems with 3.0.42 and 3.4.10, so users may want to proceed carefully with those.

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