Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux-2.6.12 released

Filed under
Linux

Linus has released the 2.6.12 kernel, though no announcement has shown up yet. Quite a few fixes - but no substantial changes - have been merged since the last release candidate.

For those who might not remember back to last March: 2.6.12 contains, among other things, a driver for the "trusted computing" (TPM) chip found in Thinkpads (and elsewhere), SuperHyway bus support, a multilevel security implementation for SELinux, device mapper multipath support, the address space randomization patches, a restored Philips webcam driver (still lacking full functionality), full I/O barrier support for serial ATA drives, resource limits which can be used to allow unprivileged users to run tasks with realtime priority, and a huge pile of fixes.

See the long-format changelog for the details back to 2.6.12-rc2.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

EC publishes open source code of legislation editor

The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal texts issued by the EC, yet can be extended to support other legislative processes. Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that Lenovo will start shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with ThinkPad L450 laptop series this month. The laptops will be on sale at selected commercial resellers and distributors at Rs 40,000. Read more

Leftovers: Kernel