As many of you know, Arch Linux uses an update system known as Rolling Release. This means that after a first installation, we will receive updates for life. But this does not mean that they do not release new versions of their operating system, although what they release are actually new ISO images in which they have included all the news, such as Arch Linux 2019-10-01, the October image that was released yesterday.
The most notable novelty included in the latest Arch Linux ISO is its kernel. Is about Linux 5.3, the latest version of the Linux kernel that was released in the middle of last month. Among the new features included in Linux 5.3 we have support for Intel Speed Select, support for AMD Radeon Navi GPUs in the AMDGPU driver or support for Zhaoxin x86 CPUs.
Arch Linux 2019-10-01 is coming as an update to existing users
To be a bit more specific with the kernel and to be faithful to the truth, the version that includes Arch Linux 2019-10-01 is Linux 5.3.1. This is the first maintenance update in the series and the one already recommended for mass adoption, something Arch Linux has done by including it in its latest ISO image.
They haven't given much explanation on what this ISO image includes. In fact they have not yet published anything in their official website, but this update includes all novelties that have been introduced during the month of September. Existing users will receive Arch Linux 2019-10-01 as an update, although in reality it is just the opposite: the ISO images are updated with all the news that they are releasing to the operating system.
If you are interested, you can download the Arch Linux 2019-10-01 ISO, with a 627mb weightat this link. Existing users can update their operating system by opening a terminal and typing the command pacman -Syu.