GNU Linux-Libre 4.18 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Alexandre Oliva announced the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 4.18 kernel for Linux users seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.

Following in the footsteps of the recently released Linux 4.18 kernel series, the GNU Linux-libre 4.18 kernel is now available for those who don’t want to run any proprietary firmware on their Linux-based operating system or the GNU operating system.

Including pretty much the same new features and enhancements as Linux kernel 4.18, the GNU Linux-libre 4.18 kernel cleans up the new psp-dev crypto and icn8505 touchscreen drivers, removes the atom isp driver, and adjusts numerous others.

Furthermore, the developers also adjusted the deblob-check script to search if any components, such as some new firmware loading interfaces like firmware_request and firwmare_request_nowarn, are looking and asking for proprietary software.

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