Linux Kernel 5.1 Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Linus Torvalds has announced today the release of the Linux 5.1 kernel series, a featureful kernel branch that brings lots of great additions, as well as improvements to existing features.

After one and a half months in development, the Linux 5.1 kernel ┬áseries is finally here, and we can tell you all about its new features and enhancements. First and foremost, we’d like to remind everyone out there attempting to grab and install Linux kernel 5.1 that this isn’t a long-term supported branch, so you better stick with your current LTS kernel instead.

“The past week has been pretty calm, and the final patch from rc6 is not all that big,” said Linus Torvalds in a mailing list announcement. “On the whole, 5.1 looks very normal with just over 13k commits (plus another 1k+ if you count merges). Which is pretty much our normal size these days. No way to boil that down to a sane shortlog, with work al… (read more)

from Softpedia News / Linux https://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-kernel-5-1-officially-released-here-s-what-s-new-525887.shtml

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