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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The kernel developers have been busy in the last few days with several new Linux versions being released. Kernel versions 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 in the stable series have numerous fixes and minor improvements and some drivers such as the Highpoint hpitop driver have expanded their supported devices list.
The release announcements for the new versions are a recommended update saying, "Any users of the 2.6.26 kernel series should upgrade to this version. For details on the fixes, see the changelog entries and the diffstat below." This is the standard text associated with the publication of stable series kernels and this makes it hard to say if any of the changes were related to vulnerabilities.
Linus Torvalds has published the fourth version of 2.6.27, again with numerous bug fixes and also drivers for the multitouch trackpad in recent MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks and the TUSB6010 USB controller from Texas Instruments.