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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Linux creator Linus Torvalds released the 2.6.22-rc7 kernel saying, "it's hopefully (almost certainly) the last -rc before the final 2.6.22 release, and we should be in pretty good shape. The flow of patches has really slowed down and the regression list has shrunk a lot." Hhe briefly summarized the changes in this latest release candidate, "the patches are mostly trivial fixes, a few new device ID's, and the appended shortlog really does pretty much explain it," adding, "final testing always appreciated, of course".
The previous stable kernel, 2.6.21, was released a little over two months ago on April 25'th. An overview of all the changes merged into the latest version of the kernel is maintained in the Kernel Newbies wiki. Included in the list of changes