Linux Top 5: Linux for the 'Longterm'
Jan 18, 2012, 01:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
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"At any given point in time, there are multiple Linux kernel
versions being developed and maintained. This past week, kernel
developers outlined what's old and what's new for various kernels
as work pushes forward in the New Year.
The Linux 3.0.y kernel has been deemed to be the new longterm
kernel support release. Kernel Developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has
pledged to maintain the 3.0.y branch for at least the next two
years. The first Linux 3.0 kernel was released in July 2011. Since
then, it has been updated 17 times, with the most recent release
being the 3.0.17 kernel that Kroah-Hartman released on January