Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 12 April 2015 at 07:18 PM EDT. 8 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
Linus Torvalds went ahead and released the Linux 4.0 kernel today as expected.

Linus noted in the release announcement, "So I decided to release 4.0 as per the normal schedule, because there really weren't any known issues, and while I'll be traveling during the end of the upcoming week due to a college visit, I'm hoping that won't affect the merge window very much. We'll see. Linux 4.0 was a pretty small release both in linux-next and in final size, although obviously 'small' is all relative. It's still over 10k non-merge commits. But we've definitely had bigger releases (and judging by linux-next v4.1 is going to be one of the bigger ones)."

If you're not already well versed on the Linux 4.0 changes, see the big features of Linux 4.0 and my lengthier feature look at Linux 4.0.

Now to get excited about Linux 4.1...
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