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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.10 RC7, Final Release Coming February 12

Things have been very quiet since the sixth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.10, and this RC7 build is a small one that brings various updated GPU, HID, and networking drivers, a bunch of improvements for the ARM64, PowerPC (PPC), SPARC, and x86 hardware architectures, as well as various other fixes to supported filesystems, virtual machine support, networking stack, and genksyms scripting. Therefore, we should wait for the final Linux 4.10 kernel release to land in one week from the moment of writing this article, on February 12, 2017, but it will take a few good weeks before we’ll be able to use it in our favorite GNU/Linux distributions, most of which will stay true to the long-term supported Linux 4.9 kernel series.