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Internationalizing the Kernel

At a time when many companies are rushing to internationalize their products and services to appeal to the broadest possible market, the Linux kernel is actively resisting that trend, although it already has taken over the broadest possible marketthe infrastructure of the entire world. David...
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The Linux kernel 4.16 cycle has been mercifully smooth; learn more from Paul Brown.

Linux Kernel 4.16: Networking Patches and More

Linus Torvalds released version 4.16 of the Linux Kernel on Sunday, April 1st, nine weeks after the previous version. After the rather eventful 4.15 cycle, which included the loss of the Linux Kernel Mailing List for several days and the fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, 4.16 has been...
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Linux Kernel 3.10 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau announced that the Linux 3.10 kernel series reached end of life and it will no longer receive maintenance updates that patch critical security vulnerabilities. The end of life was reached this past weekend with the release of Linux kernel 3.10.108, which is the...
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Linux 4.14 'Getting Very Core New Functionality' Says Linus Torvalds

Memory management wonks, this release is for you. And also you Hyper-V admins. Linus Torvalds has unsentimentally loosed release candidate one of Linux 4.14 a day before the 26th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, and told penguinistas to expect a few big changes this time around. “This has...
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Linus Torvalds at Open Source Summit: "In the kernel community, we’ve come to the realization that it’s not about the small guy against the companies; it's about collaboration."

Video: Linus Torvalds On Fun, the Linux Kernel, and the Future

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, took to the stage at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles. In this keynote presentation, Torvalds joined The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin in conversation about Linux kernel development and how to get young open source developers involved....
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At OS Summit in Los Angeles, Dawn Foster will share her research into how developers and contributors collaborate on the Linux kernel mailing lists.

How People Collaborate on Linux Kernel Mailing Lists

Linux is one of the largest and most successful open source projects in history.  According to a 2016 report from The Linux Foundation, more than 13,500 developers from more than 1,300 companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since tracking began 11 years ago. At Open Source Summit in Los...
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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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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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Three Serious Linux Kernel Security Holes Patched

It's time to patch your Linux servers and PCs again. The good news is developers are looking very closely at Linux's core code for possible security holes. The bad news is they're finding them. At least the best news is that they're fixing them as soon as they're uncovered. The latest three kernel...
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Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth RC of Linux Kernel 4.9, Only Two More to Go

That's right, the sixth RC of Linux kernel 4.9 is now ready for public testing, and, according to Linus Torvalds, it's a fairly normal patch and things have stayed pretty calm since last week's RC4 milestone. As for the changes, Linux kernel 4.9 RC6 ships with RDMA updates, GPU fixes, minor build...
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