Firstly, download a kernel tarball from kernel.org. [email protected]:~$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz –2016-03-29 10:22:34– https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz Resolving cdn.kernel.org (cdn.kernel.org)… 103.245.222.69 Connecting to cdn.kernel.org (cdn.kernel.org)|103.245.222.69|:443… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK Length: 89423304 (85M) [application/x-xz] Saving to: ‘linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz’   linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz 100%[======================================================================>] 85.28M 1.29MB/s in 66s   2016-03-29 10:23:54 (1.28 MB/s) – ‘linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz’ saved [89423304/89423304][email protected]:~$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz –2016-03-29 …

Compiling a kernel on Linux is very easy using the command line. You may download the latest mainline kernel from kernel.org. This is 3.15. Extract the file using this command. tar -xvf linux-3.15.tar.xztar -xvf linux-3.15.tar.xz Clean the source tree using this command. make mrpropermake mrproper Then open the configuration menus using this command. make menuconfigmake …

The alpha build of Windows 8 has been leaked onto the world wide web. The previews are available here: http://dev.windows.com/, later today. They are incomplete developer builds, so do not expect to be able to install these and run your business or other critical applications, but they are perfect for testing out the new features …

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 kernel to 2.6.28.7 and now, the alsa sound works, which is way better than the deprecated OSS system that Ubuntu uses by default. And it was not very hard to do either, once I worked out how the mkinitramfs program worked, I was fine. $ uname -aLinux deusexmachina …