Linux 4.8-rc4 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 28 August 2016 at 06:40 PM EDT. 5 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
Continuing his Sunday tradition, Linus Torvalds released a few minutes ago the Linux 4.8-rc4 kernel.

This latest weekly development installment of the Linux 4.8 kernel features a variety of bug/regression fixes, including some last minute DRM fixes that made it into this kernel release.

Linus wrote of 4.8-rc4, "Everything looks normal, and it's been a bit quieter than rc3 too, so hopefully we're well into the 'it's calming down' phase. Although with the usual timing-related fluctuation (different maintainers stagger their pulls differently), it's hard to tell a trend yet."

The Linux 4.8 kernel should be officially released in mid-to-late September. If you aren't familiar with everything that is baking for this new kernel, see our Linux 4.8 feature overview.
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