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Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.18, First RC Is Out Now

The Linux 4.18 kernel series promises to be more light than previous branches as it does away with even more of that old, unused code than Linux kernel 4.17 did, which removed support for eight hardware architectures. One of the things removed in this release is the Lustre parallel distributed file system, as well as a few hardware drivers. Apart from all the code removal, the Linux 4.18 kernel series also promises to bring lots of bug fixes and some new, exciting features, all of which will be revealed when the final release hits the streets in early August. Depending on how many Release Candidate milestone will be released, Linux kernel 4.18 could arrive on August 5 or August 12, 2018.