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Linux 2.4.0-prerelease is Released

commandant Happy New Year (129 comments)

Wow, before leaving for this year's party, I just finished my dist-upgrade, leaving me with such wonders as a new init, XFree86 4.0.2, and some other new, good things. Just this morning, I also managed to get DRI working with my i810 chipset.

Now, at 2:25am, as Octave compiles (it appears dist-upgrade broke Octave, plus a computing-intensive application ought to be optimized for my system), I download 2.4.0-prerelease. I can't think of a better way to usher in 2001 then with a new mathematical package, a new compiler (minor updates to gcc 2.95.2 packages, I guess), a new windowing system, a new direct rendering infrastructure, and now, to top it all, a new kernel.

If you ask me, life is good. I find it hard to imagine that in the future, such things as having the latest kernel and windowing system will not mattter to me. But now, in my youth, I am content.

Happy New Year. I will continue enjoying the year until spring semester starts up, but that is two weeks away...

I see my kernel is finished downloading, and Octave is about wrapped up... That means time to go.

A new year calls for a new signature.

more than 14 years ago

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