Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 16:45 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 2.6.15 has been released after two months and a week of development. You can check the comprehensible changelog or grep the full changelog. There are some new features like shared subtrees, UDP fragmentation offload, PPP MPPE encryption (VPN), NTFS write support (except for creating files), PPC64 thermal improvements, support for the late-2005 powerbook series, SATA passthru support (for SMART), console rotation for fbcon, nf_conntrack subsystem, some scalability and performance improvements, and lots of other changes. As always, download it from, or wait for your distributor to ship it.
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by MightyPenguin on Wed 4th Jan 2006 15:09 UTC
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Yeah those stupid kernel developers keep adding features for some reason!! But seriously, since the new development model took over, I haven't had any stupid things happen like I did from 2.6.8 - 2.6.12 it's been fairly solid since then for me. If you're running a desktop then I'd say you really want to run 2.6 if you're running a server, then it might not be as obvious, but it is likely that you'd get better performance from a more modern kernel.

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