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Torvalds wanted Linux testers over Christmas break

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Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of its development kernel, appealed on Saturday for people to test the latest release candidate of the Linux kernel.

In an email entitled "Ho ho ho... Linux 2.6.15-rc7", Torvalds asked people to use their free time over the Christmas period to look at the new release candidate.

With many people off work between Christmas and New Year, there's still time for Torvalds to attract more help. The final release of version 2.6.15 of the Linux kernel is expected before the end of December, according to an earlier posting by Torvalds.

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