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Linus Torvalds Announces the First Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.11

It’s been two weeks since Linus Torvalds opened the merge window for Linux kernel 4.11, so it was about time for it be closed and for the first RC to hit the streets today, on a Sunday evening. According to Mr. Torvalds, the Linux 4.10 RC1 kernel is a fairly regular release that’s pretty much the same size as those of the Linux 4.10 and 4.9 series. If you’re an early adopter of the Linux kernel, you can now download the first Release Candidate of Linux 4.11 from kernel.org or via our website, compile and tweak it for your hardware, and then install it on your GNU/Linux distribution. But always remember that these RC builds are pre-release versions that aren’t suitable for use in production environments.