The Final Version of Ubuntu 15.10 Will Be Using Kernel 4.2

As you may know, Canonical is releasing a new Ubuntu system twice a year, in April and October. With Ubuntu 15.04 Trusty Tahr already released, the developers are working hard at getting Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf ready.

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Since the development cycle is coming to an end, the operating system has reached its Kernel freeze, meaning that only kernel bug-fixes will be implemented until Ubuntu Wily gets officially released.

Canonical has decided to use Kernel 4.2 to power Ubuntu Willy, despite the fact that a newer kernel version may be released until Ubuntu 15.10 becomes officially available, on the 22nd of October, 2015.

The official announcement:

“We are approaching Wily Kernel Freeze this Thurs Oct 8, ~2 days away! If there are any patches that need to land for 15.10, please get them submitted immediately. Following the Kernel Freeze deadline, all patches are subject to our SRU policy and could miss the release,”

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