2017 in Review: Five New Linux Kernels Debut

Year after year, Linux development continues to move forward and 2017 was no exception. Over the course of 2017, five major Linux kernel milestones were released, providing new driver support and expanded functionality.

Linux 4.10

The first new Linux kernel of 2017 debuted on Feb. 19 with Linux 4.10. Among the noteworthy additions in the Linux 4.10 kernel was  preliminary support for the new IEE 802.11ai Fast Initial Linux Setup (FILS) WiFi networking approach that offers the promise of extremely fast connections for wireless networks.