Linux 4.4-rc5 Kernel Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 13 December 2015 at 09:04 PM EST. 3 Comments
Linus Torvalds has just tagged the fifth weekly release candidate for the Linux 4.4 kernel.

Linus has yet to send out his usual weekly RC release announcement but in monitoring the activity over the past week, it's been a fairly normal week of bug fixing and related changes.

The daily Git code continues to be benchmarked at and a list of Linux 4.4 features can be found via our feature overview. If trends hold, Linux 4.4.0 will be officially released in two to three weeks.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week