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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
As we begin 2012, Linux is 25 years old and showing no signs of slowing down. 2012 should be another solid year for Linux growth and expansion in a number of areas with new development in the kernel, distros and on architectures big and small.
1. Linux Kernels
In 2011, we saw the 2.6.37, 2.6.38, 2.6.39, 3.0 and 3.1 kernels. In 2012, expect to see at least that number of releases, if not more. Remember, the 3.1 kernel cycle was impacted by a security breach issue on kernel.org, which (slightly) slowed down the cycle.
The 3.2 kernel is due out early in the new year, giving Linus Torvalds' and the global community of kernel developers a good start to the year,too.