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The Linux 3.16 Kernel Has Been Released

Linux Kernel

Published on 03 August 2014 07:31 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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As anticipated, the Linux 3.16 kernel has been released this Sunday afternoon.

With nothing too exciting having been found or fixed since Linux 3.16-rc7 last Sunday, Linus Torvalds went ahead and issued Linux 3.16 final. If you're not familiar with Linux 3.16, read this morning's article about the best features of Linux 3.16 along with our many other Linux 3.16 kernel articles.

The codename for Linux 3.16 remains "Shuffling Zombie Juror", which has remained the codename since Linux 3.14-rc1. The 3.16 release announcement can be read in the Indiana archives.

Now to look forward to the Linux 3.17 merge window... Due to the Linux Kernel Summit and LinuxCon along with other Linux Foundation events taking place in Chicago later this month, Linus may slightly rework (or delay the closing of) the 3.17 merge window by a few days but he isn't yet sure how the merge window will ultimately play out due to the kernel developers heading to Chicago.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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