Lately, the news about one of the Linux-based operating systems for more advanced users is not being very exciting. A little over a month ago we reported on a 2020 first version which came with the most important change in the (almost) last kernel. This month they have launched Arch Linux 2020.02.1, the February version of the operating system, and basically we have to give a news that is a copy of the one published last month.
This time they have also updated the kernel, but they have not had time to include a Linux 5.5 that was released just over a week ago. The kernel developer team does not advise mass adoption of the latest stable version until a first maintenance update is released, something that has already arrived but not in time for it to be included in Arch Linux 2020.02.1. The kernel that they have included in this ISO is Linux 5.4.15.
Arch Linux 2020.02.01 uses Linux 5.4.15
As many of you already know, Arch Linux uses an update model known as rolling release, which means that after an initial installation, we will receive updates for life from the same operating system. What Aaron Griffin and his team release each month are ISO images updated with all the changes they have made in the last 30 days, this time including the 5.4th revision of Linux XNUMX. Other packages, such as the latest versions of the web browser and its text editors, have also been updated.
Existing users can check for pending updates and install them by opening a terminal and typing the command «sudo pacman -Syu», without the quotes. Those who want to do a clean install should download the Arch Linux 2020.02.01 image from this link. The next version will already be an Arch Linux 2020.03.01 that in all probability will arrive with Linux 5.5. Its launch is scheduled for March XNUMX.