Linux Kernel 5.3 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.4

Renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced last week the release of the 18th maintenance update to the Linux 5.3 kernel series, version 5.3.18, which changes a total of 59 files, with 369 insertions and 329 deletions. However, the developer also noted the fact that this will be the last update for the Linux kernel 5.3 series, which now reached end of life. Therefore, we recommend waiting for the Linux 5.4 kernel packages to make their way into the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution before upgrading from Linux kernel 5.3. Linux kernel 5.4 brings great new features, starting with the long-anticipated support for Microsoft’s exFAT file system and the highly-anticipated “lockdown” security feature.