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Linux on the Grow in 2010

There were key Linux advances on several fronts in 2010, including four major kernel releases, multiple enterprise Linux updates and some large vendor shifts. Linux Planet recaps the year in Linux including some big areas of controversy such as the omission of Android from the mainline Linux kernel.

The past year was also very busy for Linux distribution vendors, including Red Hat's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6), the first major update to Red Hat's flagship platform since 2007. It was also a year of big changes for Canonical and its Ubuntu Linux distribution as well as Novell/OpenSUSE. Report the full report in Linux Planet.


2010 was a big year for Linux, with four major kernel releases, multiple enterprise Linux updates and some large vendor shifts that will likely affect the Linux market for years to come.

The most recent kernel release is the 2.6.36 kernel which debuted at the end of October. Among the notable inclusions in the 2.6.36 kernel is the AppArmor security access control system, which is an alternative to SELinux which has been backed by Red Hat since at least 2004.

Read the full story at Linux Planet:
2010 Was a Big Linux Year