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Linux kernel 6.0 is out now

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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.

Image Credit - Intel

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QuoteIntel Arc Graphics support for the new dedicated chips. Still experimental and needs up to date Mesa too.
Go Arc, be a worthy competitor! 😊
Tchey 3 Oct
These guys are still alive and not too old, it amazes me, because i try to imagine what would be "computers" in 5-7 more human generations (if we don’t destroy ourselves first), compared to what they were at first, and i can only fail !
Quoting: TcheyThese guys are still alive and not too old, it amazes me, because i try to imagine what would be "computers" in 5-7 more human generations (if we don’t destroy ourselves first), compared to what they were at first, and i can only fail !
When I was born, a computer was something that was the size of a school gymnasium and was programmed with punch cards. 50 years later, a computer is something you can hold in your hand and can be operated with an interactive visual interface. Who knows what it will be 50 years from now!


Last edited by Mountain Man on 3 October 2022 at 11:12 pm UTC
As far as computing is concerned, thank God for Linux for end users—true freedom, true choice. IMHO
Thank you, Linus. And thank you, Liam. 🙏🏻

EDIT: And thank you all other contributors, I know you are many!


Last edited by wit_as_a_riddle on 3 October 2022 at 7:48 pm UTC
Quoting: StalePopcornAs far as computing is concerned, thank God for Linux for end users—true freedom, true choice. IMHO

Big THANK YOU to everyone in Linux, the digital freedom of humanity is made possible because of all of us. We may have even averted a Digital Dark Age and incalculable disparity & suffering in the future because of what we've done here today in the now.
Quoting: Mountain Man
Quoting: TcheyThese guys are still alive and not too old, it amazes me, because i try to imagine what would be "computers" in 5-7 more human generations (if we don’t destroy ourselves first), compared to what they were at first, and i can only fail !
When I was born, a computer was something that was the size of a school gymnasium and was programmed with punch cards. 50 years later, a computer is something you can hold in your hand and can be operated with an interactive visual interface. Who knows what it will be 50 years from now!

I don't know but am willing to bet if arch is still a thing then, someone wi still be saying I use arch in future comments sections
Steam Deck drivers make it in to the kernel? It would be great to install a different distro and have the sound work.
Quoting: ElectricPrism
Quoting: StalePopcornAs far as computing is concerned, thank God for Linux for end users—true freedom, true choice. IMHO

Big THANK YOU to everyone in Linux, the digital freedom of humanity is made possible because of all of us. We may have even averted a Digital Dark Age and incalculable disparity & suffering in the future because of what we've done here today in the now.

& the CS department as UC Berkeley who unleashed proprietary AT&T UNIX into the world as BSD (without which the trajectory of commercial/household internet in the 90s would've looked a lot different); & the Free Software Foundation whose anniversary is coming up in a week or so. - an annoying pedantic point to be sure, but I think it's worth keeping in mind.

... though the comment I really wanted to make was that it's a little odd to see Linus receiving an award from Intel. He's been pretty vocal about their 'crap products', & recently too.
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