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Linux is a clone of the Unix kernel, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance. It has all the features you would expect in a modern fully-fledged Unix kernel, including true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management, and TCP/IP networking.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Sep 2013 10:48

    Release Notes: This release adds small fixes since rc7, mostly in the networking tree, plus random filesystem fixes, sound fixes, a /proc/timer_list fix, etc.

    •  29 Apr 2013 07:01

      Release Notes: Linux is now able to use SSDs as harddisk caches. Btrfs has native RAID 5 and 6 support. Changes to the network subsystem improve the way server jobs are distributed across multiple processor cores. Linux now has the ability to "suspend freeze". KVM hypervisor now supports ARM cores. Changes to the network subsystem will enable the kernel to be more efficient when distributing network traffic across multiple processor cores. Included are drivers for new AMD graphics chips and soon-expected Wi-Fi components from Intel.

      •  04 Apr 2013 12:48

        Release Notes: This release includes support in Ext4 for embedding very small files in the inode, which greatly improves the performance for these files and saves some disk space. There is also a new Btrfs feature which allows quickly replacing a disk, a new filesystem, F2FS, optimized for SSDs, support for filesystem mounts, UTS, IPC, PIDs, and network stack namespaces for unprivileged users, accounting of kernel memory in the memory resource controller, journal checksums in XFS, an improved NUMA policy redesign, and removal of support for 386 processors.

        •  25 Dec 2012 08:42

          Release Notes: This release adds support for the new ARM 64-bit architecture, ARM multiplatform, which gives the ability to boot into different ARM systems using a single kernel, support for cryptographically signed kernel modules, Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr, faster Btrfs fsync(), a new experimental 'perf trace' tool modelled after strace, support for the TCP Fast Open feature on the server side, experimental SMBv2 protocol support, stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS, and a vxlan tunnelling protocol that allows transfer of Layer 2 Ethernet packets over UDP.

          •  21 May 2012 09:01

            Release Notes: This release includes several Btrfs updates. There is a new X32 ABI that allows it to run programs in 64-bit mode with 32-bit pointers. Several updates to the GPU drivers. Early mode setting of Nvidia Geforce 600 'Kepler'. Support for AMD RadeonHD 7xxx and AMD Trinity APU series. Support for Intel Medfield graphics. Support for x86 CPU driver autoprobing. A device-mapper target that stores cryptographic hashes of blocks to check for intrusions. Another target to use external read-only devices as origin sources of thin provisioned LVM volumes. Several perf improvements.

            Recent comments

            22 Aug 2012 04:09 domperignon

            Moved from Windows and many thing are even better. Love open source

            14 Sep 2008 12:15 Pfv2

            26-Mar-2008 is the last update?

            18 Dec 2007 09:07 wemajor

            Re: IPC errors?


            > % "does 2.6.x fix this" yes, thats for

            > % sure... me and a friend of mine just

            > % tested this version, it is stable.

            Is there a solution for 2.4? I have several modules that haven't been updated for 2.6?

            02 May 2007 14:29 manuel80

            Re: Out of date

            > Is it for a reason that the 2.6 branch

            > hasnt been updated since 11-May-2006?


            > The latest release is from the

            > 11-December-2006, the latest listed one

            > is

            Seems there has been an update in april :-)

            25 Feb 2007 06:45 Anbarabe07

            Re: Just a comment
            I really agree with you. I love Linux because it becomes better and better.


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