Armbian 21.05 Released with Support for Linux Kernel 5.11, Orange Pi R1 Plus

More than three months in the works, Armbian 21.05 is here as a worthy upgrade to version 21.02

The latest release brings support for the Linux 5.11 kernel series, support for the Orange Pi R1 Plus open-source single-board computer, improved NVIDIA Jetson Nano support, as well as improved support for the Desktop images.

Yes, that’s right, Armbian can also run on desktop computers powered by ARM processors, such as PINE64’s Pinebook Pro laptop, not only embedded devices or Linux phones.

The Armbian team did a great job improving desktop support by adding additional desktop configurations for use with their new framework and implemented a Jira-based checklist for testing the Desktop images.