The latest and great version of the Linux kernel has been released with Linux 6.0 out now. From the release announcement:
"So, as is hopefully clear to everybody, the major version number change is more about me running out of fingers and toes than it is about any big fundamental changes. But of course there's a lot of various changes in 6.0 - we've got over 15k non-merge commits in there in total, after all, and as such 6.0 is one of the bigger releases at least in numbers of commits in a while."
Naturally it comes with a huge amount of new features, fixes, performance improvements and the list goes on. Some of the highlights include:
- Intel Arc Graphics support for the new dedicated chips. Still experimental and needs up to date Mesa too.
- Work towards supporting AMD RDNA3.
- Support for NVMe in-band authentication.
- Better CPU energy efficiency.
- Raspberry Pi V3D kernel driver.
A whole lot more that you can see over at Phoronix.
Additionally, Linux creator Linus Torvalds was recently awarded the first-ever Intel Innovation Award for his lifetime's worth of technical achievement from Intel's Pat Gelsinger.