Raspberry Pi Default Firmware Updates To Using Linux 4.0

Written by Michael Larabel in Raspberry Pi on 22 June 2015 at 09:27 AM EDT. Add A Comment
For Raspberry Pi users out there, the default firmware branch has changed to using the Linux 4.0 kernel.

The source tree with Linux 4.0 has been available for a while now and is already used by some RPi Linux distributions while now the default firmware branch has made the move. Confirmation was posted to the Raspberry Pi forums.

For this low-cost ARM single board computers, the newer kernel is beneficial for new features, file-system improvements, and new device support like when it comes to USB peripherals and adapters.
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