First Arch Linux ISO Snapshot Powered by Linux Kernel 4.18 Is Here

Arch Linux 2018.09.01 has arrived this week as the first snapshot to bump the kernel packages, the core of every Linux-based operating system, to the most recent and advanced Linux 4.18 kernel series. Last month’s ISO snapshot, Arch Linux 2018.08.01, still used the Linux 4.17.11 kernel because Linux kernel 4.18 hit the streets about two weeks later, on August 12, 2018. But now that Linux kernel 4.17 has reached end of life, it was time for Arch Linux to get a shiny new kernel, and the latest ISO snapshot is powered by Linux kernel 4.18.5 out-of-the-box.