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Linux kernel 2.6.0 is in Debian Unstable

Fresh on the heels of the Linux Kernel 2.6.1 release, Kernel 2.6.0 made it into Debian Sid (unstable). I haven’t tried it yet, as I messed things up on my main Linux box when I tried to upgrade to a pre-release version of 2.6.
I really ought to put a Linux partition on my Athlon system and upgrade it to Debian Unstable with a 2.6 kernel.

For those of you who currently have a working Debian box, it might be apt-get upgrade time. See why I like Debian? You can upgrade to all the latest stuff with, at worst, two commands: apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, or apt-get update and apt-get distupgrade. No chasing down RPMs and dependencies, no waiting around for stuff to compile and wondering if it’ll work on your system. It lets you be cutting edge, yet conservative.

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  1. Dave,

    I have been running 2.6.0 on two machines since the day after it was released: A 450MHz Pentium II running Gentoo at work and a 2x400MHz Celeron (my own BP6 that I got a couple of weeks ago!) running Debian here at home. Both are running the stock kernel downloaded from I must say that I had to tinker quite a lot with Debian to get things working while my Gentoo gave me absolutely no problems whatsoever! However, now that they have 2.6.0 in Sid, lets hope that they have cleared up the issues I had with it. Nothing big mind you, but irritating nonetheless.

    Btw, my BP6 works wonderfully with 2.6.0!!! There is quite a difference when compared to 2.4.22 that I was running before.

    /David T.

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