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Linux 4.10
Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds; we preview the new features.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I'm guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the...
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Linus Torvalds
Linux creator Linus Torvalds took the stage at Open Source Leadership Summit this week to share secrets of building one of the world’s largest and most successful open source projects. Watch the video below.

Video: Linus Torvalds on How to Build a Successful Open Source Project

Linux creator Linus Torvalds took the stage at Open Source Leadership Summit this week to share some of his secrets to success in building one of the world’s largest and most successful open source projects. After 25 years of development, the Linux kernel last year reached more than 22 million...
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Jan Altenberg
Real-time Linux has come a long way in the past decade. Jan Altenberg of Linutronix provides an overview of the topic and offers new RTL performance benchmarks in this video from ELC Europe.

Inside Real-Time Linux

Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in the mainline kernel itself. Yet, backers of the strongest alternative to the single-kernel RTL on Linux -- the...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.10 RC7, Final Release Coming February 12

According to Linus Torvalds, things have been very quiet since the sixth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.10, and this RC7 build, which also appears to be the last, is a small one that brings various updated GPU, HID, and networking drivers, a bunch of improvements for the ARM64, PowerPC (PPC),...
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Linus Torvalds Outs Linux Kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 6, the Biggest So Far

If last week's fifth RC was relatively normal and kept small, the Linux kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 6 snapshot appears to be much bigger because of a flood of patches that landed on Friday and this weekend. This makes today's RC release the biggest so far for the Linux 4.10 series. As for the...
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Jan Lübbe
Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe summarized growing security threats in embedded Linux and outlined a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional in this talk from Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded...
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Who Contributes to the Linux Kernel?

While many people tend to think of open source projects as being developed by passionate volunteers, the Linux kernel is mostly developed by people who are paid by their employers to contribute. According to The Linux Foundation, since 2005, “some 14,000 individual developers from over 1,300...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now

One more week has passed in our lives, but the development of the Linux kernel never stops, and we're now seeing the release of fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of Linux kernel 4.10, which appears to be fairly normal, yet again, bringing only a collection of assorted bug fixes and improvements...
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Linux Kernel 4.8 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.9 Series

After informing us about the availability of the Linux 4.8.16 kernel update a few days ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced earlier today the availability of a new maintenance update, which appears to be the last in the stable series. It was bound to happen sooner or later, especially now that the...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate

The first day of 2017 starts off for Linux users with the release of the second RC (Release Candidate) development version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself. As expected, Linux kernel 4.10 entered development two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.9,...
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