Linux 5.14 kernel: New and exciting features coming to the release

Find out what’s coming to (and what’s leaving) the Linux 5.14 kernel and what Linus Torvalds said about the release.

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On the heels of the 5.13 kernel debut, Linus Torvalds (the creator of Linux) announced the first release candidate for the Linux 5.14 kernel. According to Torvalds, this kernel will be a fairly standard release (especially compared to the 5.13 kernel). In fact, Linus said of this release, “On the whole, I don’t think there are any huge surprises in here, and size-wise this seems to be a pretty regular release too.” Torvalds added, “Let’s hope that that translates to a nice and calm release cycle, but you never know.” 

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