Linux 4.14 released

Linus Torvalds has released version 4.14 of the Linux Kernel.

The new version of Linux is set to be the next to receive Long Term Support, which will run for six years instead of two, reported The Register.

Features of version 4.14 include:

  • Heterogeneous Memory Management – allows GPUs to access an application’s memory space.
  • No kernel firmware in the tree.
  • Improvements from Red Hat to make Linux a better Hyper-V guest.
  • Preparation for Intel’s Cannonlake processors.

“Go out and test the new 4.14 release, that is slated to be the next LTS kernel – and start sending me pull request for the 4.15 merge window,” said Torvalds.

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