Linux 5.15, just released, comes with native support for NTFS and is the LTS version that succeeds Linux 5.10

Linux 5.15LTS

A few hours ago we had "white smoke." After a very quiet period of development, Linus Torvalds decided there was no reason to drag things out any further and He launched Linux 5.15. Being in this world, and knowing Ubuntu for about 5 decades, I could not stop thinking about what would be the next LTS version of the kernel developed by the Finnish, in part because it is more than likely that it is the one that uses Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish , and I already have an answer.

Linux 5.15 it will be an LTS version. The one who makes this decision is the main maintainer, Grea Kroah-Hartman, and he has thought that 5.15 is the LTS launch of this 2021. Taking a look at the calendar, it does not seem like a bad decision, since this ensures that this year there will also be Long Term Support version, but it may not be the best deal for Ubuntu users as they are likely to use a kernel in April that was released five to six months earlier.

Linux 5.15, most outstanding news

On our brother blog we have an article on news of Linux 5.15 more extensive, but this version comes with improvements such as native support for NTFS that comes from the hand of Paragon Software; supports all versions since 3.1. An SMB3 server called ksmbd has also been implemented and the BTRFS file system now supports verification of the integrity of ID-mount files and mounts.

This version has improved support for different processors and SoCs, among which is the Apple M1. Among other things, Linux 5.15 adds support for Nintendo Wii consoles, Chrome OS EC and Mediatek MT6360 based chargers, Rockchip DesignWare PCIe controllers, Rockchip serial flash controllers, MediaTek Gigabit Ethernet PHYs, Samsung ATNA33XC20 eDP panels , Realtek RTL8188EU Wireless LAN NICs, and NVIDIA Tegra30 Thermal Sensors.

Users interested in installing Linux 5.15 must do it manually from the files provided in kernel.org. Rolling Releases will add it in the next few days.


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