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    In case anybody is interested I did a slackware-current update last night and the kernel is up to 2.4.30.
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    Re: kernel upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    In case anybody is interested I did a slackware-current update last night and the kernel is up to 2.4.30.
    You're pretty old skool, adrenaline. Latest kernel is 2.6.11.8.

    Get with the times,man! :P

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    My kernel is 2.6.12-rc4

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    Re: kernel upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    In case anybody is interested I did a slackware-current update last night and the kernel is up to 2.4.30.
    You're pretty old skool, adrenaline. Latest kernel is 2.6.11.8.

    Get with the times,man! :P
    Nobody is as old school as you sether.
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    2.4.30 is actually the latest version of the 2.4 kernel, so it is up to date
    Also, 2.6.11.9 is the latest, sorry but now you are old school :P
    http://www.kernel.org/

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    Just a question: why the two kernels? I mean the 2.4 and the 2.6? Are they both being developed?
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    Im probably not the one to answer this but I think that they continue the 2.4 kernel for security patches and for stability, then throw the new stuff into the 2.6 one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley/g
    Im probably not the one to answer this but I think that they continue the 2.4 kernel for security patches and for stability, then throw the new stuff into the 2.6 one.
    But you are right:
    The 2.4 kernel went into maintenance mode following the release of 2.4.28-pre4 last October, currently receiving mainly bug and security fixes as announced back in December of 2003.

    All the new stuff is in 2.6.

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    Both are being developed.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but I think that the 2.4 is more stable than the 2.6 kernel branch. However, the 2.6 kernel branch has a lot of new improvements that the 2.4 branch doesn't provide. In some time the 2.4 will get more and more obsolete, as it happend with the 2.2 kernel branch.
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