Linux boss Linus Torvalds has officially shipped the much-awaited Linux kernel 4.18 release.
It has arrived a week late due to some minor changes, primarily related to networking. Overall, as compared to the previous releases, 4.18 is a lighter release with about 100k fewer lines than 4.17.
The major changes that have arrived pertain to the improved AMDGPU support and complete Raspberry Pi 3B and 3B+ support. There’s an initial support for Vega M graphics and Intel Ice Lake Gen 11 graphics as well.
You can check out this page from KernelNewbies to get a complete idea of what’s new and what’s changed.
It goes without saying that the release has also opened the Linux 4.19 merge window.
You can grab Linux 4.18 from kernel.org.
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Zorin OS 12.4
The developers of the beginner-friendly Linux distro Zorin OS have released the latest version — Zorin OS 12.4. Just as you’d expect, it brings better hardware support, bugs and security fixes, and performance improvements.
Powered by Linux kernel 4.15 and updated X server graphics stack, 12.4 aims to serve users in a better manner.
It’s worth noting that Zorin OS 12.4 is the last point release before the next major Ubuntu 18.04.1-based release, which is scheduled to arrive in upcoming months.
Download different editions of Zorin OS 12.4 from here.