Linux 4.8 Kernel Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 2 October 2016 at 07:49 PM EDT. 4 Comments
The Linux 4.8 kernel is now officially available.

Linus Torvalds tagged Linux 4.8.0 and kept the codename as "Psychotic Stoned Sheep."

If you aren't familiar with the features of Linux 4.8 see our complete feature overview or today's top feature list for 4.8.

Onward now to the Linux 4.9 merge window!
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