Linux Kernel 4.8.6 Updates Wireless and AMDGPU Drivers, Fixes ARM Issues

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On October 31, 2016, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman was proud to announce the release and general availability of the sixth maintenance update to the Linux 4.8 kernel series.

That’s right, Linux kernel 4.8.6 is here, only three days after the quite big release of Linux kernel 4.8.5, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a small update because that’s not the case. According to the appended shortlog and the diff from last week’s Linux 4.8.5 build, it appears that today’s Linux 4.8.6 kernel changes a total of 136 files, with 1387 insertions and 854 deletions.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.8.6 kernel. All users of th… (read more)

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Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” to Drop Support for the PowerPC (PPC) Architecture

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system is upon us, and Debian developer Jonathan Wiltshire informs us today, October 31, 2016, about the supported hardware architectures for the upcoming release.

The exact release date of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” distribution has not yet been announced, but we’re now fully aware of the supported hardware architectures, which includes 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), AArch64 (ARM64), MIPS, MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), Armel, ARMhf, IMB System z (s390x), MIPS Little Endian (MIPSel), and PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el).

“The only change from Jessie is the removal of powerpc as a release architecture. We discussed this at length, and eventually took the view that the least disservice to users of that port is to provide reasonable notice of its discontinuation,” said Jonathan Wiltshire in a mailing list announce… (read more)

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