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Linux Kernel 4.8 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.9 Series

It was bound to happen sooner or later, especially now that the Linux 4.9 kernel series has been officially declared stable and ready for deployment in production environments, so we’re sad to inform you that there won’t be any update to the Linux 4.8 kernel branch. The last point release is now Linux kernel 4.8.17. Greg Kroah-Hartman urges OS vendors to move their users to the new Linux 4.9 kernel stable series, which received its second maintenance update today. Linux kernel 4.9.2 brings lots of updated graphics drivers and many other improvements for several of the supported architectures, filesystems, and networking drivers.