Linux Kernel 4.14 LTSI Is Now Officially Available for All Hardware Vendors

The Linux Foundation’s LTSI (Long-Term Support Initiative) group has confirmed on Twitter today that the next LTS Linux kernel version to be supported for the next 2-3 years will be Linux 4.14.

The Long Term Support Initiative (LTSI) project aims to provide hardware vendors using the Linux kernel in their products with support for at least 2-3 years, which is the typical lifetime of a consumer device, in an attempt to remove the fragmentation of the various Linux kernel versions used by device vendors and GNU/Linux distributions.

It also makes it easier for device vendors to upstream their improvements into the main Linux kernel branches more easily. Coming a year after the Linux 4.9 kernel series, which was released as an LTSI kernel on September 21, 2017, the Linux 4.14.75 LTS kernel is now the latest and most advanced LTSI kernel for hardware vendors.

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Source: Softpedia