Linux 4.6 Kernel Officially Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 15 May 2016 at 06:49 PM EDT. 1 Comment
As expected, Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux 4.6 kernel.

Linux 4.6 is codenamed the "Charred Weasel" and comes with many new features: see either the top six features or our kernel feature overview. There's a ton of great stuff for everyone with this release!

Aside from all the benchmarks done at of the new development kernel, there continues to be daily Fedora and Ubuntu mainline kernel benchmarking done via

As of writing this post, Linus has yet to issue any formal 4.6.0 announcement but you can find Linux 4.6 via Git. Update: You can read Torvalds' brief 4.6 announcement via the kernel mailing list.

Now onward to looking forward to the Linux 4.7 changes.
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