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Linux 3.15 Kernel Released

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Published on 08 June 2014 02:36 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.15 kernel has now been released.

The official release announcement from Linus Torvalds has yet to come down the pipe, but today's 3.15 final release was expected. For those not up to date on our Linux 3.15 kernel coverage, there's been dozens of articles in recent weeks about this latest major kernel update. A summary of this new kernel's top features can be found via the aptly named The Top Features Of The Linux 3.15 Kernel article. There's a lot of great stuff in this new kernel release for everyone!

Due to Torvalds' schedule this month, the 3.16 merge window has already been opened for the past week and for this next kernel version there's the ever-lasting trend of adding a lot of new features.

Stay tuned for more benchmarks of Linux 3.15 this week on Phoronix and then once the merge window is over next weekend we will begin testing the early snapshots of the Linux 3.16 kernel.

Update (3:18 PM EST): Torvalds' release announcement is now available.

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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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