Linux 3.0

Not strictly security related, but a huge technical news story today: version 3.0 of the Linux kernel has been released.

As a relative latecomer to Linux (I’ve only been running it on my personal machines for eight or ten years), I won’t be regaling anyone with stories of installing Slackware off of a stack of 3.08 x 1019 floppy disks or anything. But it is pretty amazing to think that, in twenty years, a grad student’s terminal emulator and toy kernel has turned into one of the most widely used operating systems on the planet.

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