Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has finally released the latest kernel Linux 5.2 in the specified time. This release is the outcome of the efforts of the Linx developers across the world.
Linux Torvalds, in his announcement, said that he was forced to extend the release date of the kernel Linux 5.2 to the next week because of his travels. But this week turned out to be receiving very high demand from the Linux lovers all around the world regarding the launch of the latest kernel. It all happened may be due to the July 4th week. So I had to make it to this week.
Coming to the new features and changes in Linux kernel 5.2, Sound Open Firmware has been included in this kernel version. It will allow the developers to create open source firmware for audio Digital Signalling Processing (DSP). This project will be backed up by companies like Google and Intel.
Open source firmware for Intel chips such as Cherry Trail, Broadwell, Cannon Lake, Ice lake, etc. will be included in kernel version 5.2. There have been many execution bug fixes made for the Intel CPUs, and new GPU drivers are also made available for ARM Mali devices.
Kernel 5.2 will provide better hardware support for new as well as for the old devices. It will also deliver better display performance and also comes with common bug fixes for various drivers.
If you are interested in knowing everything in details regarding the Linux kernel 5.2 features and changes made to it than read this.
Debian 10 “buster”
Last week, the Debian Project finally launched the stable version Debian 10 “buster.” You are seeing this after 25 months of rigorous development work by the developers. And it will receive support for the next five years as confirmed by the Debian developers.
The exciting part is that Debian 10 will continue to support the 32-bit architecture, which has become very rare in the field of Linux distros.
Debian is also known as the Universal Operating System. Coming to features, of this Debian 10 buster, It’s not possible to discuss all the new features in details. But it is necessary to make you aware of the most important one is that now GNOME will use the Wayland display server instead of Xorg. Wayland display server has a more modern and straightforward design and is equipped with more security features when compared with the Xord display server.
If you are interested in knowing all the significant changes including new features and the lists of updated packages, then check out this Debian’s official blog post.
You can download the official instantiation file of Debian 10 “buster” from here. You will be amazed to find various desktops environments like GNOME, KDE, Plasma, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, and Xfce included in Debian 10 buster.