Linux Kernel 4.20 Official Release

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Just before Christmas Linux Kernel 4.20 did it's Official Release. This release added functionality for upcoming hardware and existing.

Source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-420-features&num=1

Highlights

DRM / Graphics Drivers
-AMD Vega 20 Support for APU and GPUs releasing in 2019
-GPUvm AMDGPU improvements
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-RADV-4.20-Boost
-Intel DRM improvements on Haswell/Ivy/Valley View chipsets

CPUs
-AMD/Intel x86 CPUs have nested virtualization enabled by default
-Better support for Intel IOMMU
-Linux x86_64 optimizations

File Systems /Storage
-RAID 10 improvments Linux software RAID
-More btrfs improvements

Misc Hardware
-2.5 GB ethernet support
-New Sound card support added
-Xbox One controller rumble support
-USB driver updates

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