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    Default Any chance the BT4 final might use Kernel 2.6.30

    I was reading about some of the latest improvements going into Kernel 2.6.30 at h-online.com/open/Kernel-Log-What-s-coming-in-2-6-30-Network-New-Wi-Fi-drivers-and-other-network-novelties--/news/113090 (sorry can't post URLs yet) and was wondering if there is any plan to use that kernel instead of 2.6.28? I may be wrong but wouldn't the improvements to network drivers be a big benefit for Backtrack 4?

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    no. BT is about something else - patched drivers for injection (I suspect you need that when you ask about drivers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deekthesqueak View Post
    I may be wrong but wouldn't the improvements to network drivers be a big benefit for Backtrack 4?
    Just my guess but:
    The dev's will use the best kernel that is available to continue making the best pentesting distro available. To that end they will most likely use a kernel that is able to be used by a wide audience but at the same time consideration will be made for the tool-set and user base.
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