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GNU Linux-Libre 4.12 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Coming only one day after the release of Linux kernel 4.12, GNU Linux-libre 4.12-gnu kernel is based on the Linux 4.12 kernel series, but introduces deblobbing for many of the newly added drivers from upstream. These include for Realtek RTL8723BS Wi-Fi, for Intel Atom Image Signal Processing, for the Nokia H4+ protocol implementation, as well as for the Bluetooth HCILL protocol implementation. In addition, it deblobbs the Tegra GPU driver that was already present in previous kernel releases but updated in Linux 4.12 to support more proprietary firmware for the tegra124/vic03 and tegra210/vic04 graphics cards. It also updates the deblobbing of many drivers that were previously deblobbed, including the AMDGPU, Nouveau and Intel i915 csr GPU drivers, and the Intel Skylake sound driver.