Linked by diegocg on Tue 15th Mar 2011 23:28 UTC
Linux Linux 2.6.38 has been released. This release includes support for a automatic process grouping ("the patch that does wonders" ), significant scalability improvements in the VFS, Btrfs LZO compression and read-only snapshots, support for the B.A.T.M.A.N. mesh protocol (which helps to provide network connectivity in the presence of natural disasters, military conflicts or Internet censorship), transparent Huge Page support (without using hugetblfs), support for the AMD Fusion APUs, many drivers and other changes. You can read the full changelog as well.
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Full changelog? I don't think so.
by sorpigal on Wed 16th Mar 2011 10:20 UTC
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2005-11-02

The kernelnewbies 'changelog' is just a friendly summary, the actual "Full changelog" is at http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.38

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Comment by FunkyELF
by FunkyELF on Wed 16th Mar 2011 17:17 UTC
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support for the AMD Fusion APUs


Phoronix reported that there were issues with AMD Fusion drivers.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTIxNw

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Great!
by Cutterman on Wed 16th Mar 2011 19:12 UTC
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2006-04-10

This is terrific!

Now all someone has to do is to produce a coherent and usable Desktop environment that isn't too ugly.

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RE: Great!
by turrini on Wed 16th Mar 2011 20:31 UTC in reply to "Great!"
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RE: Great!
by tuma324 on Wed 16th Mar 2011 20:51 UTC in reply to "Great!"
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2010-04-09

This is terrific!

Now all someone has to do is to produce a coherent and usable Desktop environment that isn't too ugly.


We also need to replace Xorg with Wayland.

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RE: Great!
by leech on Wed 16th Mar 2011 21:03 UTC in reply to "Great!"
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2006-01-10

Yeah, Microsoft has a long way to go to get a good looking desktop environment. They should copy KDE4 or Gnome more....

Ah, trolling the troll ;)

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RE[2]: Great!
by Temcat on Thu 17th Mar 2011 10:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Great!"
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2005-10-18

I would actually be happy if they copied Gnome 2.x interface for Windows. Or just reverted to Windows 2000/XP Classic ways. But please not KDE 4. Default Vista and 7 UIs are enough of an annoyance.

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RE[3]: Great!
by BluenoseJake on Thu 17th Mar 2011 12:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great!"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Gnome doesn't even want to use the 2.x interface, why would anyone else? What does Win7's interface have to do with the newest Linux kernel?

I guess that's what you trolls are left with, complaining about the default look of Windows, because you can't complain about performance or stability.

Back on topic, I wonder if I could update my squeeze install to use this kernel? and if so, will there be any benefit?

Edited 2011-03-17 12:15 UTC

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RE[4]: Great!
by Temcat on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great!"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Well it looks like Gnome developers don't want to use 2.x UI, but there is a lot of Gnome users who would prefer them to leave the UI (which is perfectly fine) alone and concentrate on incremental improvements and bug fixing.

Yes Windows, KDE, Gnome et al are indeed mostly offtopic here, but not completely, based the OP's wording (as provocative as it was). As to me, I'm just a happy user of Squeeze-based LMDE and almost happy user of Classic-mode Windows Vista.

I think you can compile this kernel for Squeeze using the standard Debian kernel building procedures. Not sure if such new kernels ever make to backports, but if they do, it will take a long time anyway.

Edited 2011-03-17 13:10 UTC

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