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First Arch Linux ISO Powered by Linux Kernel 5.8 Is Now Available for Download

Sep 03, 2020, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

If you've been waiting to install Arch Linux on your personal computer or server with the Linux 5.8 kernel series out of the box, the wait is finally over. The Arch Linux 2020.09.01 snapshot is out now and it's powered by Linux Kernel 5.8.5. Dubbed as one of the biggest releases of all time, the Linux 5.8 kernel introduces mitigations for the Special Register Buffer Data Sampling (SRBDS) a.k.a. CrossTalk hardware vulnerability, a new initrdmem= boot option to allow you to specify an initial RAM disk image, as well as support for LZO-RLE compression in the F2FS file system.

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