"Some exciting new software items are on the verge of release.
This includes an update to the core Linux kernel itself, a new
release of Ubuntu, and a brand new Firefox. Here's the low down on
each and why the immediate future is all good news.
"Let's begin with the kernel, the element that makes Linux what
it is and is the project kicked off by Linus Torvalds in the early
'90's and which he still drives today (albeit with quite a bit more
help these days!) The current kernel release is version 2.6.24,
which came out on January 24th..."