News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel 4.5 to Land Next Week as Linus Torvalds Announces the Last RC Build

Linus Torvalds has made his usual announcement for the next Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel branch, which might just land next week. Linux kernel 4.5 RC7 (Release Candidate 7) is now available for download to early adopters, especially Linux kernel-based operating...
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Linux Kernel 4.4.4 Officially Released

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.4.4, has been revealed today by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which makes it the most advanced stable version available. Even if the official website of the Linux kernel hasn't been updated with this information, the Linux kernel 4.4 branch is an LTS one.  “I...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.5 RC6, Final Release Launches March 2016

Yes, it happened again, Linus Torvalds has made yet another early Sunday announcement for the next RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel branch. We were expecting to see the Linux kernel 4.5 Release Candidate 6 build later tonight, February 28, 2016, but it looks like we...
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Linux Kernel 4.4.3 LTS Officially Released with Btrfs, ARM, and PowerPC Changes

Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced earlier today, February 26, 2016, the general availability of the third maintenance release in the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series. Linux kernel 4.4.3 LTS is a fully loaded release that promises to add better support for various hardware...
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The Quotable Linus Torvalds, Live Onstage at TED

[As a kid] I was into computers, I was into math, I was into physics. I don’t think I was particularly exceptional. My sister said my biggest exceptional quality was that I would not let go. Q. During the development of Linux itself, that stubbornness brought you in conflict in other people. Is [...
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Linux Kernel 4.1.18 LTS Is the Biggest in the Series with Hundreds of Changes

It looks like renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman is on vacation, as Sasha Levin has had the great pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 16, 2016, the general availability of the eighteenth maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.1 LTS. Being a long-term supported kernel branch,...
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RTG Announces Radeon Open Compute Platform

Fresh off this morning's launch of GPUOpen, Radeon Technologies Group has announced the Radeon Open Compute initial release.. Their latest post reads, "Today the Radeon Technology Group is releasing a preview version of the Radeon Open Compute Kernel driver (ROCK) and Radeon Open Compute runtime...
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Linux Kernel 4.3.4 Is Out, Has Updated Drivers and Network Stack Improvements

After the release of Linux kernel 3.2.76 LTS, the kernel developers have announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.3. According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 4.3.4 is quite a small release that changes a total of 64 files with...
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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.5 RC1 with a Little Something for Anybody

Just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel series. Now that the development cycle of the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel has ended,...
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The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

With Linux 4.5-rc1 expected for release today that will mark the end of this cycle's merge window, here is a look at the new features and improved functionality present for this major Linux kernel release that will then be officially christened in about two months time. The Linux 4.5 merge window...
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