Home > Linux > Linux 2.4.28 releasedLinux 2.4.28 released Submitted by Gianluca Varisco 2004-11-17 Linux 12 CommentsLinux kernel 2.4.28 was released this morning. Click here to download the new kernel (patch), or here to see the changelog.About The Author Eugenia LoliEx-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker.Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2004-11-17 7:13 pm My notebook is not supported by 2.6.x kernels. With 2.4.x it works perfectly. Why do they want to stop developing 2.4.x kernel ;(? 2004-11-17 7:34 pm If your notebook works perfectly with 2.4.28, what’s the matter? Why would you need, say, 2.4.35?Don’t fix if it aint broken!If someone finds security problems in 2.4.x, it will be updated for certain. Otherwise you would not need new 2.4.x releases, would you?Tony 2004-11-17 7:51 pm where did you find anybody telling you this was the last release?. 2004-11-17 8:45 pm Good question. I didn’t hear of anything like that. I have some old Pentium III servers running 2.4X that won’t be ready to go to Kernel 2.6 for another year tops. I still have some old desktops running 2.4 that will be upgraded. 2004-11-17 9:29 pm I am very interested in dualbooting one of the machines i have at home…and was thus curious about the difference between the 2.4 adn the 2.6 series of kernels. If anyone could englighten me that would be great. 2004-11-17 10:19 pm Hi there,A very good question.IMHO. The 2.6.x has more features than the 2.4.xkernels and supports newer hardware and is verystable. I think if you are trying a Distro go forone that uses 2.6.x.I found after switch to 2.6.x that the boot time wasfaster and KDE and GNOME seemed to be more responsiveand loaded drivers for all my hardware with out a hich.On the down note 2.6.x, to some, is considerd new for testing still untill it gets to something like 2.6.20which is a fare point if you are using it on animportant server.Someone here will be able to give you a better explanationthan me.RegardsAaron 2004-11-17 10:52 pm http://www.kniggit.net/wwol26.htmlif you would like any specific questions answered feel free to ask 2004-11-18 12:55 am If you are dual booting on a desktop, get a distro with 2.6. It’s way better from the normal user experience. Fedora Core 2 or 3 or Ubuntu Linux are excellent choices for the newbie. 2004-11-18 6:40 am It’s the stable branch, yes it’s still the truly stable branch as there is no 2.7, so 2.6 is considered devel sorta.So new releases of it will be few and far between, and they’ll probably usually involve security fixes.Stick with 2.4, your current kernel will work the same tomorrow as it does today. 2004-11-18 8:15 am I’m looking for a kernel rpm > 2.4.27 for RedHat 7.3 and 9 servers. 2004-11-18 1:51 pm I wouldn’t put 2.6 on a server… not yet anyhow. Hooray for 2.4! I still find 2.4 to be faster than 2.6 as well in desktop use, but I havn’t timed anything… 2004-11-19 3:23 am “Very stable” is subjective. While I exclusively use 2.6.x on my desktop, my laptop and my personal server, I wouldn’t say it’s very stable. The recent versions broke more things than it fixed on my computer. I won’t go back to 2.4 but it’s good to see that it’s still maintened as most people will probably happier with that one.