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Old 12-27-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Smile why new version

Could someone tell me,why new versions of kernel are released?
Old 12-27-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by darwins View Post
Could someone tell me,why new versions of kernel are released?
It is evolution, darwins.
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Originally Posted by darwins View Post
Could someone tell me,why new versions of kernel are released?
The GNU/Linux kernel is an ever evolving piece of art that will be improved to suit new hardware/software needs. Bug fixes, security fixes and software needs require that the kernel improvements will continue. Not too compare to M$ but they too must continue to attempt to improve their basic kernel needs.

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Some (but not all) of the reasons why the kernel is updated are:
  • new features
  • new drivers, more or better hardware support
  • bugfixes
  • security fixes
  • documentation updates/fixes
  • improvements, better ways to do an old thing

The kernel is being updated and improved every single day. If you want to see what moves inside the linux kernel, subscribe to the kernel mailing list. However, keep in mind that it's a very heavy traffic list. That can mean +300 posts in a single day. You can also check the changelogs.
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Originally Posted by 2damncommon View Post
It is evolution, darwins.
Sorry, but that's pretty funny.........
Old 12-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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Because Linus Torvalds wanted so.
If you still don't like it, that's ok: that's why I'm boss. I simply know better than you do. Torvalds, Linus (1996-07-22).
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