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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Is Getting Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS By the End of January

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which will be dubbed Xenial Xerus, remains based on the Linux 4.3.3 kernel packages that are also used in the current stable release of the operating system, Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), while the Ubuntu Kernel Team make the final preparations for the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, which currently resides in the ubuntu-unstable repositories.