Linux Kernel 2.6.39 Officially Released
We are proud to announce today, May 19th, the immediate release of the highly anticipated Linux kernel 2.6.39.
Among the new features included in Linux kernel 2.6.39 we can mention new drivers for high-end AMD graphics cards, ipsets to simplify firewall maintenance and implementation, improved EXT4 file system, new drivers for better hardware support, and lots of bug fixes.
“So it’s delayed a few days, and I really was struggling with the decision of whether I wanted to cut a final release at all: it could easily have made more sense to just do an -rc8.”
“However, since I’m going to be at LinuxCon Japan in two weeks, the choice for me ended up whether I should just release, or drag it out *three* more weeks, or have some really messy merge window with a break in between.” – said Linus Torvalds in the official announcement.
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