Linux Kernel 5.17 Released, With Major Security Fixes But Not Much Else>

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After a short delay, Linus Torvalds has announced the latest version of the Linux kernel, version 5.17, which adds major security enhancements.

The latest version of the Linux kernel, 5.17, has been released with bug fixes to reassure users worried about Spectre attacks and improve hardware support, despite a short delay. The security changes and hardware support are welcome, but apart from that, there’s not much to get excited by with this release.

While the release of 5.17 was delayed, Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds seems to be taking it in his stride, presenting it as an opportunity to polish the release and avoid embarrassing bugs in the release.

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