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Does anyone know what changes are coming?

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The short answer is: Lots.

Official:

As a kernel is released, though not before, all of the changes are written up in the Changelog: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/

You'll notice they are published for each minor release. They contain absolutely everything, and are almost impossible to read, if you're not into all things kernel. :-)

Not official:

I usually read The H's summary of changes to the kernel. They've summarised all of the changes that you'll see in Natty quite well. Be warned, there are multiple pages behind each of the links:

and everything else as it's published


A (comparatively minimalistic) summary of the changes regarding Ubuntu in particular can be found on the Wiki pages for the pre-releases:

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Almost exactly what I was going to write tomorrow morning if nobody else had. I love the H-Online digests. +1 –  Oli Feb 18 '11 at 23:14
    
Your two Alpha links are going to the same page (alpha2). –  Paŭlo Ebermann Feb 20 '11 at 0:58
    
Thanks @Paŭlo, fixed it :) –  Stefano Palazzo Feb 20 '11 at 10:18
    
+1 I love the site H-online. –  Benjamin Feb 20 '11 at 10:20
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