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You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 5.8 on Linux Lite, Here's How

Wednesday Aug 5th 2020 by Marius Nestor

If you want to install Linux kernel 5.8 on your Linux Lite computer, now you can, especially if you want see if your hardware works better or if you had some devices that weren't supported by your current kernel.

Announced by Linus Torvalds over the past weekend, the Linux 5.8 kernel series brings some interesting features, such as Branch Target Identification (BTI) and Shadow Call Stack for the AArch64 (ARM64) architecture, LZO-RLE compression support for the F2FS file system, inline encryption support for the block layer, Kernel Concurrency Sanitizer (KCSAN), and much more. All these new features and improvements usually translate to better hardware support, so if you want to install Linux kernel 5.8 on your Linux Lite computer, now you can, especially if you want see if your hardware works better or if you had some devices that weren't supported by your current kernel. The kernel is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit installations of the Linux Lite series 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x, so here's how to install it!

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