Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Is Now Powered by the Linux 4.17 Kernel
As of today, the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system is now powered by the Linux 4.17 kernel, which provides users with better hardware support and some exciting new features.
Launched on June 3, 2018, the Linux 4.17 kernel series introduces better power management and HDMI audio/sound support for AMD graphics cards in the open-source AMDGPU graphics driver, support for Intel’s High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) digital copy protection, and support for Intel’s Cannon Lake architecture.
Additionally, Linux kernel 4.17 adds support for the Andes NDS32 RISC-like architecture, but removes support for a bunch of microarchitectures, including CRIS, M32R, Blackfin, TILE, FR-V, MN10300, Metag, and SCORE. Support for the Nvidia Tegra Xavier processor is available as well in Linux kerne… (read more)