Linux 4.14-rc6 Released: Linux 4.14 Kernel Final In 2~3 Weeks
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 23 October 2017 at 07:15 AM EDT. 11 Comments
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Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.14-rc6 kernel this Monday morning rather than on his usual Sunday cadence due to Internet connection woes. RC6 is also bigger than he would prefer.

Due to Linux 4.14 being quite large and the pace of changes still higher than he would prefer, he's still considering warranting a 4.14-rc8 release before going final rather than ending at 4.14-rc7. Thus depending upon if there's an RC8, the final Linux 4.14 LTS kernel will be officially released in two to three weeks.

Torvalds' brief Linux 4.14-rc6 release announcement can be read on the kernel mailing list.

See our Linux 4.14 feature overview to learn all what's new with this 2017 Linux Long Term Support kernel release.

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