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Linux kernel 3.3 delayed

Linux kernel creator and curator Linus Torvalds on Saturday announced the seventh release candidate for Version 3.3 of the software in a message to a developer mailing list, according to a report from The H Online.

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Additionally, an incremental update to the existing stable build -- Version 3.2.10 -- was released Monday by Greg Kroah-Hartman, who urged users to upgrade as quickly as possible.

The decision to go with RC7 rather than a full release of 3.3 was prompted by a host of small issues, rather than any single major one, he noted.

"Now, none of the fixes here are all that scary in themselves, but there were just too many of them, and across various subsystems. Networking, memory management, drivers, you name it," Torvalds wrote.

Overall, he said that the project is "in fairly good shape," and that the release candidate should be the last one before a final version.

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