Tuesday, December 27, 2021

Latest Kernel 4.10 RC1 is Available For Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

If you’re watching the Linux kernel scene, you probably know that there have been two weeks since the launch of the Linux 4.9 kernel, which appeared to be the biggest kernel version ever released. This means that the merge window for Linux kernel 4.10, which is not as big as Linux kernel 4.9 was, is now officially closed and it’s time for us to test drive the RC1 milestone.

“It’s Christmas Day, and it’s two weeks since the merge window opened. Thus, the merge window is now closed,” said Linus Torvalds. “On the whole, this wasn’t all that big a release – nothing like 4.9. Although it wasn’t tiny either. I think 4.7 was smaller. 4.8 might have been too. It’s xmas day, and right now I can’t be arsed to actually do the statistics I’d normally do.”

Read : Linux Kernel 4.9.0 Exton is Available For Ubuntu / Debian and Linux Mint

Half of the patch are updated drivers, the rest is just the usual noise

According to Linus Torvalds, half of the Linux kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 1 patch includes updated drivers for various devices. The rest is just the usual noise with documentation, perf tooling updates, and architecture improvements standing out from the crowd. Of course, Linux gamers would be happy to learn that there’s better support for AMD Radeon graphics cards, too.

If you have nothing else better to do on Christmas Day and want to take this first RC of Linux kernel 4.10 for a test drive on your hardware, we invite you to download the source archive right now from kernel.org or via our web portal and compile it yourself. Just please try to keep in mind that this is a very early development build that should not be deployed on production environments.

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How to Install Linux Kernel 4.10 RC1 on Ubuntu Derivative System :

To Install/Update Linux Kernel 4.10 RC1 on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 18.1, Linux Mint 18 Sarah, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:
wget www.in4serv.com.br/backup/kernel-4.10rc1
sudo chmod +x kernel-4.10rc1

Press enter to continue installation :

Please a few minuter until process installation is finished and reboot your computer
sudo reboot
To uninstall it, run this:
sudo apt-get purge linux.image-4.10.0-041000rc1*
sudo update-grub
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