Alexandre Oliva announced today the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 6.2 kernel for those who seek 100% freedom for their GNU/Linux computers and software freedom lovers.
Based on the recently released Linux 6.2 kernel series, the GNU Linux-libre 6.2 kernel (codenamed “la quinceañera”) is here to the 15th anniversary of the initial release of the Linux-libre project by Jeff Moe.
It cleans up new blob requests in the open-source Nouveau graphics driver for NVIDIA GPUs, adjusts the cleaning up of the Radeon GPU and mt7921 Wi-Fi drivers, cleans up new blobs in the vgxy61 driver, and disables blob requests in the mt7622, mt7996 Wi-Fi, and bcm4377 Bluetooth drivers.
This release also disables blob names in several new AArch64 (ARM64) DTS files, removes the cleaning up of the s5k4ecgx driver, removes commented-out notes and code about not cleaning up the PCMCIA configuration file requests and SOF free firmware requests, and updates blob names in many other drivers.
However, the GNU Linux-libre kernel doesn’t ship with non-free components as the upstream kernel, which means that it’s targeted at software freedom lovers who want to build a 100% free GNU/Linux computer without any proprietary drivers or code. You can download the latest release right now from the official website.
The GNU Linux-libre kernel can be installed on virtually any GNU/Linux distribution, but the developers also provide ready-to-use binary packages for Debian-based (DEB) and Red Hat-based (RPM) distributions. For more details check out the Freesh project and RPM Freedom.
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