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Ubuntu 16.10 To Be Powered By Linux Kernel 4.8 ( 58

Reader prisoninmate shares a Softpedia report: We've been monitoring the Ubuntu 16.10 development cycle for quite some time now to see what Linux kernel version the upcoming GNU/Linux operating system will be based on, and for now, it remains powered by the same kernel packages as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Also, it looks like Ubuntu 16.10 has been switched to a universal local DNS resolver service. However, the Ubuntu Kernel Team published the other day a new installation of their weekly newsletter, informing the community that Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) would soon be rebased on the latest stable Linux 4.6 kernels. Then, it will move to the Release Candidate builds of Linux kernel 4.7, and after that, the operating system will finally be switched to Linux kernel 4.8.
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Ubuntu 16.10 To Be Powered By Linux Kernel 4.8

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  • okay... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by sirber ( 891722 )
    why is this news?
    • by Yvan256 ( 722131 )

      Maybe the Linux Kernel 4.8 is magical or something?

    • why is this news?

      Because Ubuntu is a brand and Canonical actively advertises its brand every chance it gets, whether it is newsworthy or not.

  • w00t (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 09, 2016 @10:56AM (#52281377)

    Just told my Grandmother the great news. She can't wait to try this out!

  • I wish Ubuntu would get with the times and drop this release crap.
  • Multiply by 10 and then can compete with likes of Chrome (v 51.0) and Mozilla (v.47.0)

Hold on to the root.