I think that sometimes we forget that Linux is the kernel that is used with the various Linux distributions that we all enjoy. And that without the hardware management, file system(s) support, etc, the distros we enjoy today would not likely exist as we know them.
To this end, I found this article on some of the latest features coming to Linux 2.6.32 rather exciting. One of the biggest things I was happy to hear about was support for newer Radeon graphics chips and improved power saving functionality.
Those changes, among others, are just one of the examples of how important it is that we support the efforts of the Linux Foundation. It’s good to see the kernel team keeping up to date so nicely with their development. Hopefully we can continue to see this happen throughout the years to come.