Arch Linux 2019.04.1: its first version with Linux Kernel 5 now available

Arch Linux Aaron Griffin and his team have released Arch Linux 2019.04.1, the first version of the famous operating system to include the Linux Kernel 5, more specifically v5.0.5 of the Linux kernel. This is a release that follows a model where we install it once and receive updates for life, something that I personally find very attractive. Also, this version includes all the updates that were released in March 2019.

Linus Torvalds said that the number change from 4 to 5 was only because he had no fingers left to count or adding to the feet and hands, but the developer and user community do not agree with him. The Linux Kernel 5 includes many hardware improvements, among which we have FreeSync support for AMD Radeon GPUs through the open source AMDGPU driver, which will offer a better image on LCD screens with dynamic refresh rates, and many other improvements.

Arch Linux 2019.04.1 arrives with Linux 5.0.5

The new CD images are now available on the official website from Arch Linux. For those who are already using this famous operating system and want to enjoy all its news, including the Linux Kernel 5.0.5, all they have to do is:

  1. Open a Terminal.
  2. Write sudo pacman -Syu.
  3. Wait for the changes to be made.
  4. Reboot, mostly for kernel changes to take effect.

Surely the vast majority of Arch Linux users already knew how to update their operating system to the latest version. Not surprisingly, we are talking about one of the best Linux distributions, especially for Advanced users. For less expert users there are many other distributions that are easier to run, install (Live USB) and use.

And you? Are you one of those who are enjoying Arch Linux or those who prefer a simpler system?

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