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Operating Systems Upgrades Linux

Linux 2.6.33 Released 17

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-stuff dept.
diegocg writes "Version 2.6.33 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes the Nouveau driver, Nintendo Wii and Gamecube support, DRDB, TCP 'cookie transactions,' a syscall for batching recvmsg() calls, several new perf subcommands (perf probe, perf bench, perf kmem, perf diff), experimental support for cache compression through swap, Xen PV-on-HVM support, drivers for virtual network and graphic cards from VMWare and other improvements. See the full changelog here."
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Linux 2.6.33 Released

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  • Re:Gamecube Support? (Score:4, Informative)

    by jhfry (829244) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @05:54PM (#31278360)

    For the same reason it supports any platform... someone wanted it to.

    Though I would wonder at the wisdom of investing time and energy on making it run on a Gamecube, I'd imagine it was actually a pretty simple matter and someone did it as more of a novelty than because they had a legit need for it.

    A lot of people seem to think that it takes a ton of effort to make Linux work on a new system, but often it's just a matter of having the kernel detect that it's running on that system and load or not load certain modules. Most hardware platforms use standard parts and technologies from various manufacturers and simply combine them. So if all of the individual chipsets are supported, then the entire platform is as well... though it may need a tweak.

  • Re:Gamecube Support? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Murdoch5 (1563847) on Thursday February 25, 2010 @08:19PM (#31279950)
    Use GC Linux lol

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