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Linus Torvalds Announces the First Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.4

Linux kernel 4.4 Release Candidate 1 looks very normal at this stage of development and includes numerous updated driver, especially for things like GPU and networking, some improvements for the ARM, PowerPC (PPC), MIPS, x86, s390, and Chris hardware architectures, and many other small under-the-hood improvements and minor changes. Multiple bugs have been fixed as well in this release.