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Linux Kernel 5.5 Officially Released, This Is What’s New

Linux 5.5 has been in development for the past two months, since early December 2019, and it’s now available in a final state, but not yet ready to be used by the masses, which will happen as soon as the first point release hits the streets. Highlights of the Linux 5.5 kernel series inlude a new Airtime Queue Limits (AQL) feature that allows the CoDel scheduling algorithm for the network scheduler to work effectively with wireless drivers using firmware/hardware offloading.