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Linux Kernel 4.17 Reaches End of Life, Users Are Urged to Upgrade to Linux 4.18

Launched by Linus Torvalds on June 3, 2018, the Linux 4.17 kernel series introduced better hardware support thanks to the addition of support for Intel’s Cannon Lake architecture, as well as support for the Nvidia Tegra Xavier processor. As all good things must come to an end, Linux kernel 4.17 reached end of life with the Linux 4.17.19 maintenance update released on August 24, 2018. This means that there won’t be any further updates, so it is recommended to upgrade to Linux kernel 4.18 as soon as possible.