Linux 4.6-rc4 Kernel Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 17 April 2016 at 10:21 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Another Sunday night, another Linux kernel release candidate.

Linus Torvalds just tagged the Linux 4.6-rc4 kernel release. It's been another week of many bug/regression fixes throughout the kernel's many subsystems. It will still be a few weeks before Linux 4.6 is officially christened.

As of writing this article immediately before retiring for the day, Torvalds has yet to issue any formal 4.6-rc4 announcement. If you are unfamiliar with the new features of Linux 4.6-rc4, see our usual, original feature overview of this next Linux kernel version.
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