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Linux Kernel 4.8 Lands October 2 as Linus Torvalds Outs Last Release Candidate

According to Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.8 RC8 is the last stop for this cycle and it appears to be a small and quiet patch that includes mostly random and minor fixes to the issues highlighted by testers since last week when the seventh Release Candidate build was announced. Check out the appended shortlog for more details. This is it guys, now that the last Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.8 is out, the development cycle is officially closed, and we should be able to get our hands on the final version next Sunday, October 2, 2016. However, it will take some time to arrive in the main software repositories of various GNU/Linux operating systems.