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First Arch Linux ISO Release Powered by Linux Kernel 5.11 Is Here, Download Now

That’s right, Arch Linux 2021.03.01 is now available and it’s the first Arch Linux ISO release to be powered by the latest and greatest Linux kernel 5.11 series, which introduces numerous new features and performance improvements, as well as new and updated drivers for top-notch hardware support.

The Linux kernel 5.11 introduces lots of goodies for AMD users, including support for AMD “Van Gogh: and “Dimgrey Cavefish” GPUs in the open-source AMDGPU driver. It also adds support for Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX), suspend-to-idle support in user-mode, as well as a new system-call interception mechanism.