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Short Bytes: Linus Torvalds has finally released Linux kernel 4.10. The latest release is a result of seven weeks of hard work and 13,000 commits. Kernel 4.10 features improvements to AMDGPU DRM and Nvidia DRM driver, better hardware support, initial Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology support, etc. You can go ahead and grab kernel 4.10 from kernel.org.

Well, as expected, Linux boss Linus Torvalds has released Linux kernel 4.10 after rolling out eight release candidates. The latest release comes loaded with lots of improved hardware support and some new features.

In his release announcement, Linus writes how Linux kernel 4.10 didn’t end up being as small as it initially looked. Just like everybody else, Linus expected a smaller 4.10 release after releasing Linux kernel 4.9, the biggest ever kernel release in terms of commits. Specifically, Linux kernel 4.10 is a result of 13,000 commits, excluding the merges.

“It’s been quiet since rc8, but we did end up fixing several small issues, so the extra week was all good,” Linus adds in his announcement post.

Just a few days ago, I wrote an article on the best and new features coming to Linux kernel 4.10. There, you can read those features in detail. For those who are in a hurry, here’s a list of the best and new features of Linux kernel 4.10:

Linux kernel 4.10 features

  • Fail fast support
  • Writeback throttling
  • AMDGPU DRM driver fixes, ADM Zen code mainlined
  • Nvidia DRM driver improvement
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Intel Cache Allocation support
  • New ARM platforms support
  • Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology support
  • Better Raspberry Pi 3 and Surface 3 support
  • Encryption support in UBIFS
  • Faster WLAN
  • Early Tegra P1/Parker support

Linus urges you to go and try out the latest kernel and verify if all is good. “I’ll obviously start pulling stuff for 4.11 on Monday,” he adds.

So, go ahead and grab Linux kernel 4.10 tarball from kernel.org. Also, don’t forget to share your experiences with us.

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