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Linus Torvalds has issued release candidate five for Linux 3.11, but is a little upset with the fact the final release missed a serendipitous anniversary.

The date in question is August 11th, 1993, as it was on that day that Windows 3.11 emerged blinking and howling into the world.

Torvalds liked the idea that Linux 3.11 would debut on that day, but has written “Sadly, the numerology doesn't quite work out, and while releasing the final 3.11 today would be a lovely coincidence (Windows 3.11 was released twenty years ago today), it is not to be.”

The good news is that “3.11-rc5 … is showing signs of calming down, and is noticeably smaller than previous rc's (both in number of commits and in size of patch).”

“There really doesn't seem to be anything major here,” he adds. “The radeon changes are likely the most noticeable, but many of them are for the dynamic power management that is still off by default.. Other than that, misc media fixes, arch updates, some small filesystem updates etc. Nothing really stands out.” ®

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