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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.19 - on MacBook Air with M2 CPU

Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.19 – on MacBook Air with M2 CPU

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 5.19. The most significant change is the inclusion of several updates to the LoongArch CPU architecture from the Chinese manufacturer Loongson, which is based on MIPS64 and RISC-V. Other than that, Torvalds wrote, the new release brings “nothing really interesting,” just the usual updates, bug fixes, and improvements. This, among other things, affects the support of AMD Zen 4 CPUs.

Loud is more interesting Share Torvalds on the new kernelIt was released on a MacBook running Asahi Linux – a MacBook Air with an M2 processor, like the makers of Asahi Linux Added on Twitter. Torvalds writes that he has been waiting a long time to be able to use the ARM64 notebook with Linux and hopes to be able to travel with the device in the near future.

With the release of Linux 5.19, the consolidation window for the next kernel release begins, where Torvalds accepts patches. The following kernel will probably have version 6.0 because I’m “concerned about confusing very large numbers”.

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