PCLinuxOS is an independent distribution, it is not derived from or dependent upon any other current distribution. It is a rolling-release distribution, so it gets a steady flow of updates rather than having periodic point-releases. There was a time when the intention was to update the PCLinuxOS distribution images quarterly, but it seems that turned out to be too much work for too little return.
Con Kolivas has announced the MuQSS CPU scheduler v0.152 release with support for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
In addition to updating the MuQSS CPU scheduler as his evolved effort from the BFS scheduler, he's also announced the Linux-4.10-ck1 patches.
Collabora's Emil Velikov is announcing the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development milestone of the upcoming fifth point release of the stable Mesa 13.0 3D Graphics Library series.
Even if Mesa 17.0 is out for a week now as the most advanced version of the 3D graphics stack used by default in almost all Linux-based operating systems, it doesn't mean the Mesa 13.0 series is not receiving any more updates, and the Mesa 13.0.5 maintenance update is bringing lots of improvements and bug fixes.
budgie-remix 16.04.2 Comes Equipped with the HWE Kernel from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
The great folks from the Ubuntu Budgie (formerly budgie-remix) GNU/Linux distribution had the pleasure of announcing the general availability of budgie-remix 16.04.2.
What's budgie-remix 16.04.2, you may wonder? Well, as Ubuntu Budgie did not yet have a stable release, and because many people are still using the distro on their PCs with its previous name (budgie-remix), the developers updated it to be based on the recently released Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
Being based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which inherits the newer Linux 4.8 kernel and an updated graphics stack based on Mesa 12.0 3D Graphics Library from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), budgie-remix 16.04.2 comes equipped with its HWE kernel and graphics stack, as well as the latest Budgie 10.2.9 desktop environment.