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Linux Servers to Get Kernel Refresh

May 19, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"Linus Torvalds has a message for all the Linux aficionados out there in userland, and the message is this: "Go forth and multiply."

"Well not quite. Being the father of the Linux server operating system, the message is actually the slightly more prosaic "Go forth and test." And that-which-must-be-tested is the latest, greatest 2.6.34 Linux kernel, still fresh from the foundry whence it was released last Sunday, less than three months after the previous one.

"Now I know what you are probably thinking. A new version of a major Linux server OS distro: interesting. A new version of Windows: intriguing. A new version of OS X: could be fun to play with. But a new Linux kernel? Big deal."

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