Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the latest Linux kernel version 5.18, bringing with it the usual masses of improvements and new hardware support. Seems like it was a quiet one when it comes to releasing, with Torvalds jokingly calling it "boring old plain 5.18".
Just some of what's new includes:
- Intel Alder Lake N graphics support.
- More work towards Intel DG2 (Alchemist) support.
- FreeSync enabled by default in AMDGPU driver.
- AMD preparations for Zen 4.
- Better sensor monitoring for newer motherboards from ASUS
- Function key mapping for MacBook Pros with a Touch Bar.
- Improvements to support for Apple Keyboards.
- A driver for Razer Blackwidow keyboards.
- Various speed-ups for the Btrfs filesystem.
- Support for the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.