Linux 4.9 Kernel Officially Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 11 December 2016 at 03:52 PM EST. 9 Comments
The Linux 4.9 kernel has been officially released.

Linux 4.9 is now out though as of writing Linus Torvalds hasn't issued a formal announcement. The Linux 4.9 kernel is codenamed "Roaring Lionus."

Those unfamiliar with the Linux 4.9 kernel features can read our 4.9 feature overview or if you are pressed for time there is the best features of Linux 4.9.

Onwards to the Linux 4.10 merge window!

Update: The Linux 4.9 release announcement is now available.
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