Ubuntu 16.10 to Soon Get Linux Kernel 4.6.5, Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8

The good news is that the final release of the Ubuntu 16.10 operating system, which should hit the street later this year on October 13, will be powered by a kernel from the upcoming Linux 4.8 series, whose development cycle is about to begin with a first Release Candidate (RC) build seeded to public testers this coming weekend. Until then, Ubuntu 16.10 will soon get various packages from the GNOME 3.20 Stack, including the long-anticipated Nautilus 3.20 file manager and GTK+ 3.20 framework for modern desktop applications. The next milestone in the Yakkety Yak development cycle is the Beta 1 release, which should be out later this month on the 25th.