Linux 5.8 Launched : Features, Thunderbolt 4.0 Ssupport and Improved Security

Linux’s creator Linus Torvalds has launched a brand new model of the Linux kernel following seven release candidates.

Whereas he did think about creating an eighth launch candidate for Linux 5.8 last week, on Sunday Torvalds determined it’s not just pricing ready one other week when there are no massive looming worries around.

Linux 5.8 succeeds the most recent secure Linux Kernel 5.7 and consists of the entire adjustments that had been pulled out in the course of the kernel 5. 8 merge windows. As Linux 5.8 acquired a surprisingly excessive variety of merge requests throughout its merge window, Torvalds stated that it is one of the greatest Linux releases yet in terms of the variety of commits and close to Linux 4.9.

Linux 5.8

In terms of new adjustments and features, Linux Kernel 5.8 consists of a number of updates that deal with safety, memory administration, {hardware} help, new drivers, and more.

Some of the standout additions embrace Thunderbolt 4.0 help, improved Arm-64 safety, help for booting on Energy 10 CPUs and a power driver for AMD’s latest CPUs. Linux 5.8 additionally provides enhancements to open-source AMD Radeon graphics drivers and Microsoft exFAT drivers.

Users all for downloading the most recent Linux kernel model can obtain it from the official page. Nonetheless, it would nonetheless take a while for the kernel to seek out its way into different common Linux distros corresponding to Ubuntu, Arch Linux, and Linux Mint.