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Linux 5.11 is out with AMD and Intel improvements (and Linus Torvalds is happy)

Date 16 Feb 2021
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Linus Torvalds has released Linux kernel version 5.11 with plenty of support updates for Intel, AMD and Arm-based hardware - and he seems to be content. "In fact, it's a smaller-than-average set of commits from rc7 to final, which makes me happy. And I already have several pull requests lined up for tomorrow, so we're all set for the merge window to start," noted Torvalds announcing the release over the weekend.

 

Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has announced availability of the Linux kernel version 5.11, marking the first stable kernel release for 2021.  

The version arrived on Sunday's Valentine's Day with only a small amount of changes from the previous seventh release candidate (RC). It's been in development //lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201214114200.GD26358@zn.tnic/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; color: rgb(17, 116, 199); font-family: "Proxima Nova", sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" data-component="externalLink">since before December and brings support for Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX), a hardware-isolated trusted execution environment for applications to store and process secrets in enclaves. 

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