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TLWIR 10: 20 Years of GNU/Linux and More

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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"ersion 3.0.0 of the ubiquitous Linux kernel recently made its debut to a great deal of fanfare. The new kernel version coincides with the twentieth anniversary of Linux. However, Linus Torvalds himself admits that the new version of the kernel is not a major upgrade. The new number is largely the result of the old 2.6.x numbers becoming too large and cumbersome. Most of the changes in version 3.0.0 are related to drivers, power management, networking, and virtualization. One major addition is that the Xen hypervisor is now supported directly by the kernel, vice a kernel module. Zen now joins KVM in enjoying full kernel support. Version 2.6 of the Linux kernel had been growing pretty long in tooth, having been released in December of 2003. Since then, 39 major revisions of the 2.6 kernel have been released."

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