Friday, September 19, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Android L To Support Encryption By Default
Microsoft Outlines Basic Elements Of Direct3D 12
New GeForce WHQL Driver Released
Panasonic and Leica Expand Partnership Agreement
Acer Brings 4K2K Displays With NVIDIA G-SYNC to The US
Order Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Today
TSMC Acquires EUV Machines For 10nm Chips
Atmos Firmware Update for Pioneer Elite SC Receivers Coming this Month
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Linux k...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Linux kernel upgraded


Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux computer operating system, has released Version 2.6.12 of the Linux kernel, including support for Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), significant changes to many drivers and other features.

The revision arrives more than three months after Version 2.6.11 and is the first release since Torvalds switched to a different system for managing the kernel source code, a move that slowed development. The 2.6 kernel was introduced in late-2003, succeeding the 2.4 kernel and bringing in a number of improvements aimed at large companies.

The latest version introduces a driver for TPM chips such as those found in some IBM laptops; the TPM is designed as a hardware safeguard for critical data such as passwords. The driver supports TPM devices from National Semiconductor and Atmel.

Improvements have been made to IPv6, SELinux, the Software Suspend feature and the device mapper. A feature called address space randomization is designed to help block the effectiveness of viruses. A number of drivers, such as those for USB devices, networks and sound chips, have had major updates, and modifications have been made to the CIFS, JFS and XFS file systems.

In April, Torvalds decided to part ways with the BitKeeper software he had been using to manage the kernel source code since 2002, after a conflict over BitKeeper's proprietary nature. He first reverted to managing updates via e-mail and later in April launched the Git project as a substitute for BitKeeper.

Git is more efficient than e-mail but isn't compatible with BitKeeper, which created some difficulties for those converting to the new system.


Previous
Next
Digital audio player demand to rise sharply-study        All News        Microsoft to Sell Antivirus Software
Gigabyte Enters Notebook Market     General Computing News      Microsoft to Sell Antivirus Software

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
NVIDIA Delivers Performance Boost to Linux Gamers
Ubuntu 12.10 Launches Today With Cloud Integration
Skype 4.0 for Linux Released
The Raspberry Pi $25 Linux Computer Goes On Sale
New Linux Kernel Improves Performance, Supports More Devices
Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition Released
Palm To Close All Its Retail Stores
More Information on Palm OS II
Palm Desktop for Vista No Longer Just a Beta
New Centros Coming Quickly
Windows Mobile Standard Treo 500 Not Coming to the U.S.
Palm Makes Good on Promise of WM6 Upgrade

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .