Linux News Today: Arch Linux 2016.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Ships with Kernel 4.6.4
It’s the first day of August 2016, and, for us, Arch Linux users, it means that we can get our hands on a new ISO respin that can be used to deploy the popular GNU/Linux operating system on PCs without going to all the trouble of downloading lots of updates.
Yes, you’re reading it right, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 is now available for download today, August 1, 2016, distributed as a dual-arch, bootable ISO image that supports installations on 64-bit and 32-bit computers and includes all the up-to-date core components that have been pushed to the distro’s main software repositories since July 1.
However, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ships with a kernel from the Linux 4.6 series, as the distribution’s maintainers have not yet moved to the latest Linux 4.7 kernel branch. Linux kernel 4.6.4 powers the Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ISO image, despite that fact that the latest release from the series is Linux kernel 4.6.5.
Always keep your Arch Linux up to date
Every time we publish a new story about the latest ISO refresh of the lightweight and highly customizable Arch Linux operating system, we recommend our readers to keep their Arch Linux installations up to date with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open source software applications.
But you don’t need to download a new ISO image to achieve that. If you’ve run the “sudo pacman -Syu” command today and installed all the available updates, then your Arch Linux operating system is up to date. The Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ISO is available only for those who want to reinstall or deploy the OS on new machines.
Without any further ado, you can download the Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ISO image right now via our website or directly from the official homepage of the GNU/Linux operating system used by hundreds of thousands of computer users worldwide.