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Testing of Linux 4.13 and Improved Thunderbolt Support

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  • Linux 4.13 RC1 arrives: 'Get testing' says ​Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds took the wraps off the first Linux 4.13 kernel release candidate on Saturday, a day ahead of its expected release.

    The new release candidate (RC) comes a fortnight after the stable release of Linux 4.12, which was one of the biggest updates in the kernel's 25 year history. That kernel also got its first update to 4.12.1 last week.

  • Dell TB15/TB16 Thunderbolt Docks Should Soon Work Better On Linux

    There are many bug reports out there about issues with Dell's TB15 and TB16 Thunderbolt docks under Linux, but at least some of those remaining issues should be cleared up by a pending fix.

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