Linux 5.0 Introduces New Security Capabilities

The first major milestone release of the open-source Linux kernel in 2019 was released on March 3, with the launch of Linux 5.0

The Linux 5.0 milestone is also noteworthy in that it is the first time since April 2015 when Linux 4.0 was released that there has been a major new version number. That said, Linux creator Linus Torvalds, really doesn’t assign a specific significance to new major version numbers, but rather the incremental number adjustment is somewhat arbitrary.