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So there it is. Gone are the 2.6.<bignum> days, and 3.0 is out.

This obviously also opens the merge window for the next kernel, which will be 3.1. The stable team will take the third digit, so 3.0.1 will be the first stable release based on 3.0.

As already mentioned several times, there are no special landmark features or incompatibilities related to the version number change, it's simply a way to drop an inconvenient numbering system in honor of twenty years of Linux. In fact, the 3.0 merge window was calmer than most, and apart from some excitement from RCU I'd have called it really smooth. Which is not to say that there may not be bugs, but if anything, there are hopefully fewer than usual, rather than the normal ".0" problems.
http://lwn.net/Articles/452531/



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I approve of this thread. Have some rep.
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Do we finally get universality among all Linux distro's, so more people and especially gaming companies can take it seriously, without having to recompile for every damned distro?

I do love Mint 11 but it's nowhere near as functional as Windows. Speaking of which, I need to reinstall it on my USB drive and allocate more persistent space to it.

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Have they fixed full screen flash playback yet?

Seriously, that's my only issue with running Linux on my notebook at this point.
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Maybe I'll give this a shot. All of my attempts to DL Linux(Mint, Ubuntu) have failed. I used that automatic DL/mount/easy installer and it BSOD my computer.
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
Have they fixed full screen flash playback yet?

Seriously, that's my only issue with running Linux on my notebook at this point.
I've always had full screen flash playback. It isn't a kernel issue.

Also the Arch repositories don't quite have it yet, but it says that kernel26 is now outdated. Can't wait to see how it improves things!
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I still dont get why someone would want to use linux instead of windows.. I mean, windows just works.. Its easier. And you can play games..

I only use linux on my netbook.. thats where it belongs.
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Have they fixed full screen flash playback yet?
Like Rothen said, that isn't an issue with the kernal. I will, however, post this in good humor, of course:

 
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Ah, my mistake.

What's causing the problems with Flash, then?
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