"Numerous changes to the network and storage code are to
increase processing speed and improve the system's hardware
support. Among the new additions are a PPTP stack, various drivers
for Wi-Fi hardware by Atheros, Broadcom and Realtek, and code for
hard disks with a logical sector size of 4 Kbytes.
"Responding to the Linux 2.6.37-rc5 release email, Tony Luck
last week projected that the final version 2.6.37 could well be
released before Christmas, as things have apparently been running
very smoothly. Linus Torvalds has a similar, although not quite as
optimistic a view: he said that even if things run smoothly, he
doesn't think anybody wants the merge window open over the
holidays. Torvalds therefore anticipates that unless new problems
appear and cause delay, he will release kernel version 2.6.37 in
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