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Linux Kernel 4.4.18 LTS Has Lots of x86 Improvements, Security Updates and Fixes

Linux kernel 4.4 is an LTS (Long Term Support) one, the latest and most advanced, currently used by many popular GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and all of their derivatives, such as Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, etc., and the Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” series of distributions. Linux kernel 4.4.18 LTS is the eighteenth maintenance release, coming only six days after the August 10 availability of Linux kernel 4.4.17 LTS. According to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.4.17 LTS, this new update changes a total of 50 files, with 623 insertions and 301 deletions, which bring lots of arch and filesystems improvements, as well as several updated drivers.