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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Continues To Focus On The Linux 4.4 Kernel

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Ubuntu's kernel team continues to be focused on having Linux 4.4 for Ubuntu 16.04.

Linux 4.4 is their target for the "Xenial Xerus" since Ubuntu 16.04 is to be a Long-Term Support release and the upstream 4.4 kernel is also being maintained as a long-term release too. Additionally, Linux 4.5 would come too close to the April debut of Ubuntu 16.04 that the developers wouldn't feel comfortable, particularly for an LTS release.

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