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Linux 3.9-rc6 Released; Linux 3.9 Will Come In ~2 Weeks

Linux Kernel

Published on 08 April 2013 10:55 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.9-rc6 kernel was released over the night. With Linus expecting next week's 3.9-rc7 kernel to be the last test release, the final release of the Linux 3.9 kernel is expected in about two weeks time.

The 3.9-rc6 kernel is characterized by "mostly boring" work over the past week wit hlots of small fixes and a couple of reverts. There isn't anything too particularly exciting, as Linus confirms within his mailing list announcement.

For those not briefed on what's coming to this next Linux kernel release, read Top Features For The Linux 3.9 Kernel and Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel.

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