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Linux kernel 6.3 is out now here's some quick highlights

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Linus Torvalds announced the full release of Linux kernel 6.3, and with it plenty of the usual improvements everywhere.

"It's been a calm release this time around, and the last week was really no different. So here we are, right on schedule, with the 6.3 release out and ready for your enjoyment." — Linus Torvalds

As you might expect from a new release of the Linux kernel, there's support for various new hardware and work towards supporting upcoming hardware too.

Some quick highlights:

  • Improved Steam Deck hardware support.
  • Improved support for the Logitech G923 Xbox Edition steering wheel.
  • Work towards Intel Meteor Lake support.
  • Automatic IBRS for AMD Zen 4, to improve Spectre V2 mitigations.
  • Logitech B910 and C910 improvements for autosuspend functionality.
  • Support for the Logitech MX Master 3S mouse.
  • ASUS B650/B660/X670 board support improvements.
  • Support for the 8BitDo Pro 2 Wired Controller.

Naturally there's lots more everywhere, the changelog will have you scroll for hours, that's just a few bits that jumped out.

The full changelog is available over here and as usual Phoronix does a nice overview.

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Perkeleen_Vittupää Apr 24, 2023
What might be the first major Linux distro to adopt it?
mr-victory Apr 24, 2023
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääWhat might be the first major Linux distro to adopt it?
Arch Linux, Tumbleweed and Pop are usually the pioneers. Maybe Nobara as well but I am not sure.
Purple Library Guy Apr 24, 2023
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääWhat might be the first major Linux distro to adopt it?
Arch Linux, Tumbleweed and Pop are usually the pioneers. Maybe Nobara as well but I am not sure.
Thinking of Pop! I was wondering, shouldn't there be a Snap! and Crackle! OS?
whizse Apr 24, 2023
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyThinking of Pop! I was wondering, shouldn't there be a Snap! and Crackle! OS?
That would be gr-r-reat!
Woodlandor Apr 24, 2023
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: Purple Library GuyThinking of Pop! I was wondering, shouldn't there be a Snap! and Crackle! OS?
That would be gr-r-reat!

You guys are coo-coo for OS Pop!s
denyasis Apr 24, 2023
It's the taste you can see!!
InhaleOblivion Apr 25, 2023
Looking forward to this update hitting my current distro.
sudoer Apr 25, 2023
You can also compile it yourself, but ok it needs some reading. And there are AMD optimized kernels in Arch's AUR as well (already updated to 6.3) https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/linux-amd


Last edited by sudoer on 25 April 2023 at 11:00 pm UTC
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