After weeks of RC releases and a week's delay Linux 3.9, which packs a lot of new features, has finally been made available by Linus Torvalds.
Release of Linux 3.9-rc7 last week hinted at a possible Linux 3.9 release this week but, Linus Torvalds has dished out Linux 3.9-rc8 this week rather than the final release noting that "another week won't hurt."
The final release candidate for the Linux 3.9 – rc7 – has been announced by Linus Torvalds pointing to the possibility of Linux 3.9 launch sometime soon.
Linux 3.9-rc6 has been released and with rc7 slated for release sometime next week, the final version of Linux 3.9 is a mere couple of weeks away.
Torvalds has closed the merge window and released the first release candidate for Linux 3.9 noting that the journey to 3.9-rc1 has been a rough one with quite a few bugs popping here and there.
Linus Torvalds doesn’t back out from going overboard when it comes to dictating who the ultimate Linux authority is in deciding what goes into the Kernel and what doesn’t. Torvalds let it out on a few Linux developers who suggested that the Linux Kernel should incorporate code that will allow users to easily boot Linux on Windows 8 systems.
Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 3.8 kernel on Monday afternoon marking it as a special "Presidents' Day Release.
Linus Torvalds has announced yet another release candidate for the Linux Kernel – Linux 3.8-rc6 just a week after the quiet release 3.8-rc5.