Linux 4.6 Kernel Officially Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 15 May 2016 at 06:49 PM EDT. 1 Comment
LINUX KERNEL --
As expected, Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux 4.6 kernel.

Linux 4.6 is codenamed the "Charred Weasel" and comes with many new features: see either the top six features or our kernel feature overview. There's a ton of great stuff for everyone with this release!

Aside from all the benchmarks done at Phoronix.com of the new development kernel, there continues to be daily Fedora and Ubuntu mainline kernel benchmarking done via LinuxBenchmarking.com.

As of writing this post, Linus has yet to issue any formal 4.6.0 announcement but you can find Linux 4.6 via Git. Update: You can read Torvalds' brief 4.6 announcement via the kernel mailing list.

Now onward to looking forward to the Linux 4.7 changes.
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