The 2.6.28 kernel is soon to be released. Amongst its weaponry are such diverse elements as:
- GEM (no, not that old windowing interface for the Atari ST; Graphics Execution Manager, a memory manager for video RAM; expect improved graphics performance (yay!))
- wireless USB (so I'm hoping that USB wi-fi thing I bought back in January 2008 will no longer be a paperweight for me)
- KVM improvements (you can assign PCI devices to virtual machines)
So I'm happy, and hoping that this kernel will make its way into the Intrepid Ibex repositories soon.