"CUSE emulates the Open Sound System via a userspace program.
Another new addition is a driver for Acer's Aspire One netbook.
"Last Friday, Linus Torvalds released the eigth pre-release
version of Linux 2.6.31. As the lead developer stressed in the
release announcement, it will be the last pre-release version. He
is on holiday diving for the next week and hopes to present the
2.6.31 release on the Labor Day US Holiday, which falls on
September 7th this year."