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Warren Woodford on MEPIS kernel, favourite features

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Warren Woodford, founder and lead developer of MEPIS Linux, had previously complained that Debian 5.0 "Lenny" didn't ship with a long-term support Linux kernel, and so the latest release of MEPIS breaks form with Lenny only days after its release by shipping with a newer kernel - something that could potentially make MEPIS less compatible with software certified for Debian. We asked Warren what kind of thinking was behind the switch, and also about his favourite new features in MEPIS 8.0...

"Using one kernel or another is a judgment call which I've had to make for a few years now. Some kernel releases focus on bug fixes and consolidation of previous changes. Other kernel releases tear things apart with the intention of making big long term improvements to the kernel. The most important question is whether a newer kernel contains changes that are incompatible with external software. For example, the introduction of the new block drivers back around 2.6.18, caused lots of problems."

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