Linus Torvalds, principal developer of the open-source Linux kernel, recently announced Linux 4.6, which he believes is a major release.

linux 4.6 release

Linux 4.6 arrives two months after the previous kernel update, but this one has a few comprehensive changes that end-users will be able to spot in specific devices.

This release, which was developed under the code name “Charred Weasel,” addresses an important issue for owners of select Lenovo laptops that used to operate at high temperatures; this has been resolved. Other portable platforms getting new driver support include Dell, Asus and the esteemed Alienware gaming laptops. (more…)