Linux Kernel 3.8 Reaches End of Life (EOL)

All Linux kernel 3.8.x users are urged to upgrade to the 3.9.x branch!

Along with Linux kernel 3.9.2, 3.0.78 LTS and 3.4.45 LTS comes the thirteenth and last maintenance release of Linux kernel 3.8, as announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman on May 11, 2013.

Linux kernel 3.8.13 brings a lot of changes to the 3.8.x branch, as you can see from the raw changelog, but unfortunately it also reached End-Of-Life (EOL), which means that it will no longer be supported and all users are urged to upgrade to the stable 3.9.x branch.

"NOTE, this is the LAST 3.8.y kernel release, please move to the 3.9.y kernel series at this time. It is end-of-life, dead, gone, buried, and put way behind us never to be spoken of again. Seriously, move on, it's just not worth it anymore."

"And for that specific two-letter hardware company that was insisting in public that I would be maintaining the 3.8.y kernel as a long-term kernel so that "you will do our maintenance work for us, for free," please see figure one," Greg Kroah-Hartman said in the email announcement.

Linux kernel 3.0.78 LTS, 3.4.45 LTS and 3.9.2 stable releases were also announced this past weekend by Greg Kroah-Hartman, as well as the first RC release of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.10, announced by Linus Torvalds.

Download Linux kernel 3.8.13 right now from Softpedia.

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