Linux 6.6 Brings New Scheduler, File Sharing and Security
The new Linux 6.6 kernel is now available, integrating an array of updated capabilities that will impact workstation, server and cloud deployments.
The Linux kernel is the core foundational element of a larger Linux operating system. There are multiple vendors that provide commercially supported Linux distributions, including Red Hat, SUSE, and Canonical. The Linux kernel is developed in a collaborative process with new releases every six to ten weeks.
Among the improvements that are part of Linux 6.6 are new deployment options for the widely used server message block (SMB) networking protocol, security improvements and updated support for the latest Intel and AMD silicon.