October 10, 2007
Linus Torvalds Releases 2.6.23 Kernel
Author: JT Smith
Linus Torvalds has released a shiny new Linux kernel, numbered 2.6.23. It is the first to include the much talked about Completely Fair Scheduler, which should greatly improve both desktop performance and server performance. Other cool features include two new virtualization solutions, lguest 'Linux-on-Linux' paravirtualization, and XEN guest support. Linux Newbies offers a good technical overview of the many of the other changes that are found in this new kernel release. In his release announcement, Torvalds explained why it was later than expected, 'it got delayed, not because of any huge issues, but because of various bugfixes trickling in and causing me to reset my "release clock" all the time. But it's out there now, and hopefully better for the wait.'