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Linux Kernel 2.6.8.1 released

Linux Kernel 2.6.8.1 is released and available for download at kernel.org. The .1 fix came right after 2.6.8 due to a NFS client screw-up.

Kernel development is now happening in the 2.6.x branch. It was decided to focus on 2.6.x instead of creating a new 2.7 development branch at the fourth annual Linux Kernel Developers Summit.

The 2.6.x branch of the Linux kernel is now developed and enhanced by the official 2.6 maintainer Andrew Morton and Linus Torvalds, who are working as a team. New experimental features are tested in Andrew's -mm patchset before the code is submitted to the mainline 2.6 tree.

The new kernel is available at ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ and can also be found on your local kernel mirror.

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