View Full Version : Linux kernel 2.6.26 released

July 15th, 2008, 07:37 AM
Sorry if this was already posted, but it's pretty recent news and I've searched the entire forum and haven't seen a post related to it. So I've decided to post it myself. Mods, you may delete the thread if I'm wrong.

In any case, onto the good stuff! (http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2008/07/14/linux-kernel-2-6-26-officially-released) There is a new version of the kernel. Full changelog here. (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26)

Some highlights include:
Support for read-only bind mounts
Better wireless networking (802.11)
x86 page attribute tables
improved webcam support

Pretty impressive, no? I wonder when the Ubuntu team will release this. I was under the impression that 2.6.26 was out already, but apparently this is recent news.

July 15th, 2008, 07:51 AM
2.6.26 won't be released into Hardy, however the Ubuntu kernel team expect it to form the basis of Intrepid, due in October - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/UDS/May2008

July 15th, 2008, 08:40 AM
It has some nice features - I wonder when the Arch devs will issue an update :D

July 15th, 2008, 09:39 AM
these guys write the best summery of changes.

July 15th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Looking forward to the extended Webcam support! Maybe my crappy Genius camera would come to use at last.