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All Hail Linux 5.6
« on: February 10, 2020, 08:21:34 pm »
SOURCE: Linux 5.6 is a feature-packed update that brings the best of Nvidia and AMD

Now, we’d be the first to admit that Linux kernel updates rarely get the old pulse racing, but work has now ended on Linux 5.6, and it’s one of the most feature-packed and exciting updates to the open source operating system in years.

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has announced that Linux 5.6-rc1 is now available to test out, with the stable version of the update hopefully coming at the end of March or early April 2020.

Some of the headline new features of Linux 5.6 includes open-source Nvidia RTX 2000 support, allowing Linux users to take advantage of Nvidia’s latest series of graphics cards without having to resort to proprietary drivers.

Linux 5.6 also brings better reset support for AMD Radeon Navi, and the upcoming Renoir, graphics cards. This will help the GPUs recover if they encounter a problem [...]

Linux 5.6 is also addressing the Year 2038 issue for 32-bit systems. On January 19, 2038,  the Unix timestamp will no longer fit within a signed 32-bit integer – similar to the Y2000 problem at the start of the millennium.

With Linux 5.6, 32-bit systems should now be able to work beyond that date – a good 18 years before the issue will come into effect. Now that’s forward planning.

Running great for a rc1...   :)