Linux Kernel 3.4 Released

The latest version of the Linux kernel is now available for download from the official Linux Kernel archive, Kernel.org (ed: worth mentioning that v3.7 is the latest stable version).

Among other things, version 3.4 features a number of improvements to the Btrfs filesystem, as well as support for newer graphics cards and processors.

This most recent refresh comes with early support for Nvidia's GeForce 6x0 series, AMD's Trinity APU and Radeon HD 7000 series and also supports Intel graphics subsystem in Medfield-based Atom processors.

Other highlights include a new data recovery and repair tool for Btrfs and a new X32 ABI, through which users can run applications in 64-bit mode with only the memory requirements of a 32-bit ABI.

"Nothing really exciting happened since -rc7", wrote Linux's chief architect and project coordinator Linus Torvalds in the official announcement, which also contains a complete list all of the latest changes to the kernel.