Linux 5.14 kernel has reached the end of its life cycle
Linux 5.14 kernel has reached the end of its life cycle

5.14 Linux kernels are outdated, so you won't receive updates anymore. So it's time to upgrade to a new sub-core.

Kernel 5.14 was released less than three months ago, on August 30, 2021, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Linux.

It has some great features like better nuisance to guard against Specter vulnerabilities and continuous support for the much improved AMD GPU.

Renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroh Hartmann has announced Linux kernel 5.14.21 as the 21st maintenance update and the final release in the series.

It is marked as EOL (Expired Product) under Linux kernel 5.14 via and is no longer supported.

This is the latest Linux kernel 5.14.y, Greg Kroh Hartmann said in the mailing list announcement. Now is the end of life. For now, please visit the Linux Kernel 5.15.y branch.

It has now been updated to the recently released Linux 5.15 kernel. This is a Long Term Support Chain (LTS) that has been supported for at least two years through October 2023.

Compared to Linux 5.14 kernel, Linux 5.15 kernel offers many advantages. Just like the new NTFS file system from Paragon Software, it is fully functional and supports all NTFS versions up to 3.1.

NTFS support in the kernel allows Linux users to attach external NTFS drives or boot Windows PCs to Linux for troubleshooting.

There is also an SMB3 server called ksmbd, real-time protection shutdown, and new Btrfs features in the kernel. It also provides multicast support for each VLAN in the network subsystem. In addition to supporting DAMON (Data Access Monitor, used to monitor the memory access mode of user space operations).

Encourage users to upgrade to Linux 5.15 kernel

There are many new and updated drivers which have better hardware support. Such as support for Nintendo Wii platform, Chrome OS EC charger and MediaTek MT6360.

Also, if your GNU/Linux distro is using Linux 5.14 kernel. You should consider upgrading to Linux 5.15 kernel ASAP.

Linus Torvalds previously announced the release and general availability of the Linux 5.15 kernel. This is the next line of Long Term Support (LTS) kernel with new features and improvements.

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