Linux kernel 5.0 released with new features

Linux kernel 5.0 released with new features

Linux kernel version 5.0 now releases with a new energy-aware scheduling feature and many more.

Linux 5.0 is support for the Adiantum encryption system, developed by Google for low-power devices. Google's Android mobile operating system and Chrome OS desktop operating system both rely on the Linux kernel. Memory management in Linux also gets a boost in this new kernel version with a series of improvements designed to help prevent memory fragmentation, which can reduce performance.

In this new Linux kernel, there is improved graphics support. Among the new graphics capabilities that have landed support for variable refresh rates (VRR), which is a feature that is available on modern display hardware.

This new version also will help to improve container security with a series of patches and improvement to the seccomp engine. Seccomp provides a way to filter system calls to help improve security and reduce the risk of a malicious process from running.

Linux founder Linus Torvalds released the first version of the Linux Kernel in 1991. Since then it’s grown into a massive free and open source project that powers much of the world’s technology.

Linus Torvalds is turning his attention to the next kernel release.

He quotes,

The overall changes for all of the 5.0 release are much bigger. But I'd like to point out (yet again) that we don't do feature-based releases, and that "5.0" doesn't mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes. I’ll be honest - I'm probably only writing about this because Linux 5.0 sounds like it should be a big release, and I find it kind of amusing that it isn't. I’m happy to see that I already have several early pull requests. Which I’ll start processing tomorrow.


According to the Linux kernel team,  Linux kernel 5.0 is available for download right from or via free software portal and you can compile it yourself, and it's also coming soon to a GNU/Linux distribution near you in the next few days.

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