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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.5 Release Candidate 5, Things Remain Calm

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Surprise, surprise! It looks like Linus Torvalds has made an early release of the next RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel series, as announced on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Linus Torvalds makes his usual RC announcements for the next major kernel release late Sunday or every week, but for some reason, he decided to drop the fifth Release Candidate build a day earlier than expected, which sounds very good to us.

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