January 10, 2017

Linux Kernel 4.8 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.9 Series

After informing us about the availability of the Linux 4.8.16 kernel update a few days ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced earlier today the availability of a new maintenance update, which appears to be the last in the stable series.

It was bound to happen sooner or later, especially now that the Linux 4.9 kernel series has been officially declared stable and ready for deployment in production environments, so we're sad to inform you that there won't be any updates to the Linux 4.8 kernel branch. The last point release is now Linux kernel 4.8.17.

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