March 28, 2016

Linus Torvalds Announces First Linux Kernel 4.6 RC Build, Introduces OrangeFS

linus-torvalds-announcesNow that everyone is enjoying Linux kernel 4.5, though the reality is that we haven't seen any production operating system using it until today, the time has come for early adopters to take Linux kernel 4.6 for a test drive.

Yes, you're reading it right, the merge window for Linux kernel 4.6 is now closed, and Linus Torvalds announced just a few minutes ago (March 26) the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate (RC) milestone. You might have also noticed that the Release Candidate arrived a day earlier than the expected Sunday launch, but that's only because Linus Torvalds needs to prepare for some upcoming travel, but also because the Linux kernel 4.6 merge window proves to be the biggest one in a while.

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