Linus Torvalds announces significant new updates & improvements and also teases version 6.1
Linux users better get ready to use a fresh new version of the Linux kernel in form of 6.0. The main man himself – Mr. Linus Torvalds announced the big update. The new version offers several performance enhancements, AArch64 architecture support, security improvements, a new runtime verification system & many more.
A closer look at all the new feature additions
- AMD Zen processors would perform better with the new kernel, courtesy of better NUMA optimization.
- Ratbleed exploits have been fixed for both Intel & AMD systems.
- Lenovo Thinkpad laptops with AMD chipsets would get better power-handling, running the new kernel, thus improving efficiency.
- AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors would benefit from new audio hardware support.
- Multiple Broadcom SoCs get support for the new kernel.
- Several RISC-V processor codes were introduced with the objective of future support.
- More optimizations were made for Intel Alchemist GPUs & AMD RDNA-3 GPUs.
- More frame buffer fixes for Atari GPUs.
- Intel Meteor Lake’s in-built GPU gets support in this kernel.
- Popular file systems have been improved & updated.
- Improved memory handling in SSDs, better optimization & more.
- Improved multi-channel operation over the network.
- Includes future support codes for WiFi 7.
- Improved security via an improved run-time verification system.
- Raspberry Pi kernel driver support.
- LoongArch architecture support.
- Support for Qualcomm Snapdragon 8xc Gen3.
Linux Arch users should be able to get their hands on this kernel by 7th November 2023 via the monthly ISO update. Ubuntu & Fedora users would have to wait a bit longer. Users should also be excited about the 6.1 release. It is set to have support for Rust programming language & many more features. It looks like Linux users have their work cut out for them in the coming months!