October 23, 2016

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Linux 5.0 Kernel is Coming in 2017

While the jump from Linux 2.4 to 2.6 was a big one, every major Linux kernel renumbering has been arbitrary.

Linux 4.8 Debuts - But Maybe It Shouldn't Have

Linux 4.8 hits stable, but it included a bug that Linus Torvalds said should never have landed.

Linux Top 3: Tails 2.6, Android-x86 6.0 and Deepin 15.3

Lots of incremental updates

Linux Top 3: Porteus Kiosk 4.1, 4MLinux 19 and TrueOS

Porteus Kiosk is as the name implies a Linux distribution that is designed for web kiosk use-cases.

Linux Top 3: Apricity, Tails 2.5 and Guix

First stable release of Apricity debuts

Linux Top 3: Simplicity 16.07, LXLE Eclectica and Lubuntu 16.10

 Lots going on this past week with LXDE desktop based distributions.

Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

Fourth major Linux kernel of 2016 is now out.

Linux Top 3: Network Security Toolkit, Untangle NG Firewall and IPFire

 A trio of security focused Linux distributions get big updates.

Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

Lots of things to look at last week

Linux Top 3: Alpine Linux 3.4, deepin 15.2 and Linux Lite 3.0

Small footprint Linux distros leave a big impression

Linux 4.7 Set to Boost Live Patching, Security and Power Management

Merge window is almost closed

Linux 4.6 Charred Weasel adds USB 3.1 Support

cgroup namespace support could be a game-changer for containers

Linux Top 3: OpenIndiana 2016.04, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian's New Leader

A busy week for *buntu based distros

Linux Top 3: KaOS 2016.04, TurnKey 14.1 and pfSense 2.3

Ubuntu isn't the only distro out with a new update.

Linux Top 3: CoreOS 1010.1.0, FreeBSD and PC-BSD 10.3

FreeBSD makes last major update in 10.x series.

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