Linux 4.1-rc3 Kernel Is Out: The "Mother's Day Sunday Release"

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 10 May 2015 at 07:35 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Linus Torvalds just announced the release of the Linux 4.1-rc3 kernel, which he's called the "Mother's Day Sunday release" for those celebrating this holiday.

Over the past week, Linux 4.1-rc3 has incorporated a number of fixes all over the place but "nothing particularly scary or worrisome", according to Torvalds.

Overall it's a fairly straightforward release candidate to the Linux 4.1 kernel. You can read the short-log of changes over the past week via the mailing list announcement.

If you're not already well versed on the improvements offered by Linux 4.1, read about the new functionality and features. More Linux 4.1 kernel benchmarks are forthcoming on Phoronix.
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