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Rejoice, Penguinistas, Linux 4.4 is upon us

Rejoice, Penguinistas, Linux 4.4 is upon us

Fresh bits miserly it absolutely might be the year of Linux on the (virtual) desktop

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Legend 4.4 of the Linux nucleus has been finalised and released into the wild.

King Penguin Linus Torvalds announced the proceeds on Sunday evening, US time.

What's latest this age around? Column for GPUs seem the headline item, with parcel of latest drivers and hooks for AMDAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD) AMD processor kit. Possibly most notable is the adoption of the Virgil 3D project which makes it practicable to portion up virtual GPUs. With virtual Linux desktops like now on overture from Citrix and VMware, those who thirst to deliver virtual desktops with workstation-esque graphics capabilities chalk up their on-ramp to Penguin heaven.

Raspberry Pi owners further acquire preferable graphics to peep forward to, thanks to a virgin Pi KMS chauffeur that will be updated with acceleration enactment in coming up releases.

There's as well more select 64-bit ARM cornerstone and fixes for anamnesis leaks on Intel's Skylake CPUs.

Torvalds besides says the different release caught a contemporary problem, by "unbreaking the x86-32 'sysenter' ABI, when somebody (*cough*android-x86*cough*) misused it by not using the vdso and instead using the instruction directly."

It will, of course, be months before the recent kernel pops up in a majority of industry Linux rigs. On the contrary it's away there for those who thirst for it. And Torvalds is of plan letting world+dog sense he's approximately to initiate employment on narration 4.5.

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