Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8

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The development of the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is starting to take off slowly at the Canonical’s headquarters, and today we have some excellent news for our Ubuntu readers.
We’ve been monitoring the Ubuntu 16.10 development cycle for quite some time now to see what Linux kernel version the upcoming GNU/Linux operating system will be based on, and for now, it remains powered by the same kernel packages as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Also, it looks like Ubuntu 16.10 has been switched to a universal local DNS resolver service.
However, the Ubuntu Kernel Team published the other day a new installation of their weekly newsletter, informing the community that Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) would soon be rebased on the latest stable Linux 4.6 kernels. Then, it will move to the Release Candidate builds of Linux kernel 4.7, and after that, the operating system will finally be switched to Linux kernel 4.8.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-16-10-yakkety-yak-will-be-powered-by-linux-kernel-4-8-505041.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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