Linux 4.13-rc7 Kernel Released, Linux 4.13 Likely Coming Next Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 27 August 2017 at 08:43 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Just days after Linux turned 26 years old, Linus Torvalds has announced the seventh weekly test candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel.

Linus wrote of 4.13-rc7, "So here's rc7, and I still expect this to the the last rc, although the best-laid plans of mice and men.. rc7 is pretty small, with most of the changes in drivers and architecture as usual. That said, this time "most" is only _just_ true, we have enough other changes that drivers and arch fixes is only about 60% of the patch. There's header files, VM, networking, core kernel, documentation, scripts.."

For those unfamiliar with the changes of this new kernel, see our Linux 4.13 feature overview.
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