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Linus Torvalds Officially Releases the Linux 5.8 Kernel, Now Available for Download

Linux kernel 5.8 entered development about two months ago, during which it received a total of seven RC (Release Candidate) milestones. Last week, Linus Torvalds was undecided if an eighth Release Candidate is needed or not, but it looks like it’s the latter as he decided to release the Linux 5.8 kernel into the wild. Despite dubbing it as ???one of the biggest releases of all time??? when he announced the first Release Candidate, it turns out Linux kernel 5.8 is not that big after all.