Linux Kernel 5.4.1 for Linux

by Kernel.Org Organization, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (646 votes)

File Details

File Size 101.6 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 6,204
Publisher Kernel.Org Organization, Inc.
Homepage Linux Kernel
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Publisher's Description

Linux Kernel is the essential part of Linux, responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, and basic file system management.

Latest Reviews

richardmsmith

richardmsmith reviewed v4.20 on Jan 1, 2019

This is a must have for the latest security patches and hardware updates.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v4.12.6 on Aug 13, 2017

This is a must have for the latest security patches and hardware updates.

@ Hugh G. Rection: It made me laugh! Great sense of humor!

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v4.6 on May 17, 2016

Here's a simple helpful tutorial for upgrading the kernel if you have the right flavor of Linux:

https://www.pcsteps.com/...grade-linux-mint-ubuntu/

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v4.6-rc3 on Apr 12, 2016

Valuable software indeed, but of value only to developers that create and maintain Linux distributions. Unfortunately for others there is very little the average user can do with this without expert knowledge in how to merge the new kernel into his installed operating system.

Rated 4. subtracting 1 for lack of general usability without the rest of a linux distribution to go with it.

If this were a linux developer's site, I would have given it a full 5.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v4.2-rc3 on Jul 23, 2015

Probably the single most important piece of code in the world today.

roj

roj reviewed v3.5-rc4 on Jul 4, 2012

Hugh G. Rection / Slipped It In:

You're clearly a troll as far as Linux discussions are concerned and a stupid one at that. Only a troll would be ridiculous enough to display his blatantly obvious ignorance by stating that he tried to install a Linux kernel on Windows.

At least troll with some acumen; you are insulting the reader's meaningful intelligence with rubbish like this.

The kernel deserves full marks: FIVE stars.

Hugh G. Rection

Hugh G. Rection reviewed v3.5-rc3 on Jun 19, 2012

Tried installing this on Windows 7. Did not work.
Useless piece of software.

achillies000

achillies000 reviewed v3.0 RC4 on Jun 26, 2011

here you can debug it..
http://www.legendarydevi...el-debugger-1-99-a.html

filip007

filip007 reviewed v2.6.36-rc7 on Oct 9, 2010

http://kernel.ubuntu.com...36-rc7-maverick/CHANGES

Slipped it in

Slipped it in reviewed v2.6.35-rc6 on Jul 27, 2010

Awesome piece of software.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (646 votes)
Your Rating
richardmsmith

richardmsmith reviewed v4.20 on Jan 1, 2019

Pros: This is a must have for the latest security patches and hardware updates.

Cons: This is a must have for the latest security patches and hardware updates.

Bottom Line: This is a must have for the latest security patches and hardware updates.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v4.12.6 on Aug 13, 2017

Pros: Get the latest build that likely won't be in the update manager's repository for months.

Cons: You need a little knowledge on how to install these builds. Not for newbies.

Bottom Line: This is a must have for the latest security patches and hardware updates.

@ Hugh G. Rection: It made me laugh! Great sense of humor!

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v4.6 on May 17, 2016

Here's a simple helpful tutorial for upgrading the kernel if you have the right flavor of Linux:

https://www.pcsteps.com/...grade-linux-mint-ubuntu/

cyberguy

cyberguy reviewed v4.6-rc3 on Apr 12, 2016

Valuable software indeed, but of value only to developers that create and maintain Linux distributions. Unfortunately for others there is very little the average user can do with this without expert knowledge in how to merge the new kernel into his installed operating system.

Rated 4. subtracting 1 for lack of general usability without the rest of a linux distribution to go with it.

If this were a linux developer's site, I would have given it a full 5.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v4.2-rc3 on Jul 23, 2015

Probably the single most important piece of code in the world today.

roj

roj reviewed v3.5-rc4 on Jul 4, 2012

Hugh G. Rection / Slipped It In:

You're clearly a troll as far as Linux discussions are concerned and a stupid one at that. Only a troll would be ridiculous enough to display his blatantly obvious ignorance by stating that he tried to install a Linux kernel on Windows.

At least troll with some acumen; you are insulting the reader's meaningful intelligence with rubbish like this.

The kernel deserves full marks: FIVE stars.

Hugh G. Rection

Hugh G. Rection reviewed v3.5-rc3 on Jun 19, 2012

Tried installing this on Windows 7. Did not work.
Useless piece of software.

achillies000

achillies000 reviewed v3.0 RC4 on Jun 26, 2011

here you can debug it..
http://www.legendarydevi...el-debugger-1-99-a.html

filip007

filip007 reviewed v2.6.36-rc7 on Oct 9, 2010

http://kernel.ubuntu.com...36-rc7-maverick/CHANGES

Slipped it in

Slipped it in reviewed v2.6.35-rc6 on Jul 27, 2010

Awesome piece of software.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2.6.35-rc6 on Jul 26, 2010

2Slipped it in:

Just because you cannot find a changelog, doesn't mean you should underrate this software.

Human readable changelog is available on http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_35 shortly after the stable kernel has been released. Raw changelog is always available on http://kernel.org.

Slipped it in

Slipped it in reviewed v2.6.34-rc7 on May 13, 2010

Where is the condensed changelog? All I can find is some lenghty, difficult to decipher changelog.

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed v2.6.33-rc3 on Jan 7, 2010

as always, great.

Frostek

Frostek reviewed v2.6.32 on Dec 26, 2009

cowgaR has multiple entries on this page going back *years*, with equally vapid comments. I now only log onto this site about once every six months, although I used to be a frequent user of this site in the past, and I can't believe he's *still* here.

He's just a troll, and presumably has no life whatsoever. He's also forgotten the rule that you end up defining yourself by what you hate. Linux is clearly very important to him. :-)

Joco

Joco reviewed v2.6.32-rc3 on Oct 5, 2009

cowgaR "tried on Windows Se7en RC1 b7100 - FAILED, even builds 7260 or 7264"

According to your last comments, it seems like you know that Linux is an OS and I assume you know the meaning of an OS. If so then why do you still insist to try repeatedly to run a Linux kernel in Windows? It's like buying a car tire and try to eat it as cereal for breakfast and claiming that one knows what cereal is.

You might think you know something technical. And it's OK and legitimate to try a Linux kernel and not liking it. But the way you proceeded shows that you don't know what you are talking about. I am sorry if this sounds offensive but your comment is totally absurd, there is no ground for any technical debate.

bittermann

bittermann reviewed v2.6.31-rc1 on Jul 6, 2009

"cowgaR Reviewing 2.6.31-rc1 (Jul 5, 2009) tried on Windows Se7en RC1 b7100 - FAILED, even builds 7260 or 7264, no chance Typical Linux users. Download, unpack, compile. Don't think, just follow. As sheeps"

Wow...pot, kettle, black? You tried it on a buggy beta version of windows no less! There are so many things incorrect/wrong with that review I don't know where to start, so I will leave it as the poster is just trolling.

pr1xsel

pr1xsel reviewed v2.6.31-rc1 on Jul 5, 2009

Linux has scattered around into different versions and harder code for app makers. Mac was based on Linux kernel long time ago according to Wikipedia.
Windows has same amount of viruses as programs that work on while Linux has few funds, few games , few programs but no need to think of Viruses,Intruders or fragmentation and registry problems.

For people who only surf web and got low cash or old computer then Linux is best to use.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.6.31-rc1 on Jul 5, 2009

tried on Windows Se7en RC1 b7100 - FAILED, even builds 7260 or 7264, no chance
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Typical Linux users. Download, unpack, compile. Don't think, just follow. As sheeps. Then blame micro$oft (don't forget $) and never figure out why they have 1% of market share on Desktop (or not even 1). Allways have (meaningless) argument of zero malware on their beloved "OS", just in case somebody, sometimes, in this universe, will care.

hello im a linux user
and I feel alone
world must be broken fix ya?
linux is washing your mind out

e.g. it was a joke dude!

1? because as a Desktop OS it is a horrible s*** from a architectural standpoint (X Window system, monolithic kernel) down to a usability (KDE alpha quality or Gnome 1999 outlook) with applications support lacking one century behind what is already avaiable in windows world. Oh, that's kernel... nevermind though ;p

mrpowerup

mrpowerup reviewed v2.6.30-rc3 on Apr 29, 2009

omg cant believe some one tryed to install the linux kernel into windows, but would make one hell of an ad :)

( tried under Windows Se7en beta (awesome OS)...failed. Doesn't even run under Vista...

useless 8-] )

hello im a windows pc user
oh that looks interesting
double click
down loading ( linux Kernel )
double click
hmm wont install
must be broken

linux excite your mind

Joco

Joco reviewed v2.6.30-rc3 on Apr 28, 2009

Typical WIndows users. Click, Download , Installed anything found on the Internet. Then start the thing and figure out what can be done with it. When lucky, the program could play music, display images or do some spyware scans. When unlucky, the computer is loaded with malwares.

cowgaR below reached advance level. Even tried to install a Linux Kernel under Windows and discovered that it doesn't work and concluded that it's a bad program. And by a magic extrapolation linked the fact to that Windows is awesome.

Thanks to these users, the secutities issues will never cease. And the fact that Linux users don''t get hit by malware is probably to unreal for them to grasp.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.6.29-rc2 on Jan 20, 2009

tried under Windows Se7en beta (awesome OS)...failed. Doesn't even run under Vista...

useless 8-]

smantara

smantara reviewed v2.6.29-rc2 on Jan 20, 2009

Most people use Windows because they don't know any better since that is usually what comes with their new systems. They think that PCs and Windows are like Macs and OSX. One and the same.

@po4ko

You can now get Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 in a Linux version and Google has made it so that Photoshop CS2 will work under WINE. I know that Photoshop Lightroom will install and run under WINE.

dating-for-usa.com

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.6.25 on Apr 17, 2008

Started in late 2006 (about the time Vista was being upchucked) and spent much of 2007 distro-hopping and making the switch to GNU/Linux.

I'm having the time of the my life, was able to replace every program from my Windows desktop — many of which were supported or are now webware/in the cloud, and I haven't looked back. Best of all, I get to chuckle at all the depressing Windows news without a care.

Mind you, this page is just Linux (kernel only). But for the occasional troll who still doesn't know what's on the Linux desktop, start with Compiz. Here's one comparison between Vista Aero and Compiz, which is now over a year old!

sjc001

sjc001 reviewed v2.6.25 on Apr 17, 2008

Most people use Windows because they don't know any better since that is usually what comes with their new systems. They think that PCs and Windows are like Macs and OSX. One and the same.

@po4ko

You can now get Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 in a Linux version and Google has made it so that Photoshop CS2 will work under WINE. I know that Photoshop Lightroom will install and run under WINE.

lucianct

lucianct reviewed v2.6.25 on Apr 17, 2008

people like windows more because they got used to it. but linux's modular structure offers more stability and security. although many linux distributions seem to be not as easy to configure as windows, some of them, like mandriva and ubuntu are designed for the end-user.

@internetworld7: even vista is much better then leopard... by the way, i never saw macs outside the us...

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v2.6.25 on Apr 17, 2008

Like the yokels who shop at Wal-Mart are any indicator of how good Linux is, lmao! Most of them can't even find the on switch.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v2.6.25-rc6 on Mar 25, 2008

@internetworld7 You are dumb man. Are You sure that only Wallmart and Dell are on desktop market? try to look outside US.

po4ko

po4ko reviewed v2.6.25-rc6 on Mar 25, 2008

Linux does not suck on a desktop. The absence of the wide choice of commercial applications (multimedia in particular - the likes of Adobe), is what sucks.

internetworld7

internetworld7 reviewed v2.6.25-rc6 on Mar 24, 2008

Linux is still best as a server. It still completely sucks as a desktop computer and thus the miserable 0.67% desktop market share. Wal*Mart pulled this awful OS from it's stores and Dell will eventually follow.

However what you should know is that LIFE IS GOOD ON A MAC. ?

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v2.6.25-rc1 on Feb 13, 2008

Linus Torvalds:
The patch is big.Really big.You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is.I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to how big the patch from 2.6.23 is.
----------------------
If anyone has read the changelog then you will see that this is so true. Its the biggest changelog for the kernel ive seen so far. 2.6.24 is going to be a great release. Keep up the good work Linus and everyone else involved!

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v2.6.24-rc1 on Oct 25, 2007

Keep up the good work, there is so much code being thrown at this dev its unbelievable.

Does Anyone know if the deadline scheduler is any better than the new CFQ adapted as default from 2.6.18?

http://acpmag.com/node/6735/

Loxx

Loxx reviewed v2.6.24-rc1 on Oct 25, 2007

changelog:

http://kernel.org/pub/li...ng/ChangeLog-2.6.24-rc1

Dwiebelhaus

Dwiebelhaus reviewed v2.6.23.1 on Oct 15, 2007

Amazing hardware recognition and support improved , Keep up the good fight guy's & gals much appreciated!

mickrussom

mickrussom reviewed v2.6.23-rc6 on Sep 12, 2007

The Linux Kernel reminds me of Dr. Ron Paul, free and unencumbered.

Tene

Tene reviewed v2.6.23-rc5 on Sep 4, 2007

Do NOT use this release candidate. There's a bug in net that results in an oops after several hours usage. It's fixed in git1.

stone80a

stone80a reviewed v2.6.23-rc3 on Aug 13, 2007

Increase the SUSL & MDDS with 4 or 5 and you got really much more power afterwards. SUPERB

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v2.6.23-rc1 on Jul 24, 2007

Yay! A new version of the Linux kernel! When is the next release coming out?

MinuteMaid

MinuteMaid reviewed v2.6.23-rc1 on Jul 23, 2007

Loads of PS3 Linux performance improvements.. Nice.

Tene

Tene reviewed v2.6.22-rc7 on Jul 3, 2007

SLUB really (really) improves performance on my Core 2 Quad. I should think anyone with an SMP or NUMA system will see the difference. Just remember to disable SLUB debugging for some extra "juice" ;)

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v2.6.22-rc6 on Jun 25, 2007

good good!

ok betanews, i know i know,
changelog is big

however give the link plz

link: http://kernel.org/pub/li...ng/ChangeLog-2.6.22-rc6

aloishammer

aloishammer reviewed v2.6.22 RC5 on Jun 18, 2007

The Dave:

Please to be understanding the new release process before criticizing the version numbering. Or you could always make your own kernel patch that reports the release as "3.0," if that would make you feel better in some way.

The Dave

The Dave reviewed v2.6.22 RC5 on Jun 18, 2007

So they are still messing with the 2.6 kernel? Good grief man. Almost 2 years go by and they are still messing with it? Idiots.

dougau

dougau reviewed v2.6.22 RC3 on May 28, 2007

"Linux's kernel is said to infringe on some 42 Microsoft patents" So it has to be good ;)

Tene

Tene reviewed v2.6.22 RC2 on May 24, 2007

New SLUB allocator in this release, as well as Core 2 sensor support :)

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.6.21 on Apr 26, 2007

Yes, yes, you've proven twice to the planet that you've no clue. Run along now.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.6.21 RC7 on Apr 17, 2007

thank you ;)

but really...who cares about linux nowadays? if I want UNIX like OS I'll stick with OS X, ability to run linux applications is there.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.6.21 RC7 on Apr 17, 2007

Oh crap that's the funniest thing I've read in a year. Idiocracy at its finest.

cowgaR

cowgaR reviewed v2.6.21-rc6 on Apr 7, 2007

will not run on Windows Vista x64, should I try 32 bit version? ;)

Tene

Tene reviewed v2.6.21-rc6 on Apr 6, 2007

As close to perfection as perfection is this side of Plan 9.

I wish the official branch would include RSDL and the prefetcher by default, though

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v2.6.21-rc5 on Mar 28, 2007

You people kill me.

The Linux fanatics will slander Windows in every way they can think of, regardless of truth.

The Windows fanatics will slander Linux in every way they can think of, regardless of the truth.

.. and so on for OS X, and mostly anything people get fanatical about.

Both Linux based OSes and Windows have their merits, and shortcomings. NEITHER is perfect, and NEITHER is right for EVERYBODY. So, if you like a certain OS.. great. Now, quit trying to force it down everyone else's throat. It just makes people defensive anyway.

RastaWorld

RastaWorld reviewed v2.6.21-rc5 on Mar 27, 2007

Its worthless as a desktop, and until that day that can't come close to Microsoft. Its just an OS that survives simply because of the MS haters. Windows works without major configuration, Linux blows in this area as well.

Marth

Marth reviewed v2.6.21-rc3 on Mar 11, 2007

***
Good thing Linux is evolving about 10 times as fast as that big, bloated, evolutionary dead-end from Microsoft. ***

Good thing that, even though it's evolving "fast", it won't make a damn bit of difference in the desktop environment.

segfaul

segfaul reviewed v2.6.21-rc3 on Mar 10, 2007

Yes the 2.4 branch is stable, 2.6.x isn´t.

LeXTeRiTY_X

LeXTeRiTY_X reviewed v2.6.21-rc3 on Mar 10, 2007

It's stable as anything now, but have you seen all the f*** and sh** words in the code? What a bunch of comedians!

ConceptJunkie

ConceptJunkie reviewed v2.6.19 on Nov 30, 2006

Windows has to be better, it's up to, what, version 5.2?

Linux is only at 2.6?! That's only half as good.

Good thing Linux is evolving about 10 times as fast as that big, bloated, evolutionary dead-end from Microsoft.

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v2.6.19 on Nov 30, 2006

Every time I tried to install it, it fails. Windows cant find the .exe

Thats ok. Its open source, so thats all that matters.

(jk)

gj Linus

arg0

arg0 reviewed v2.6.19 RC2 on Oct 16, 2006

Quite funny that you can rate a kernel as it were an application...!

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v2.6.19 RC2 on Oct 15, 2006

I was being sarcastic, obviously.

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v2.6.19 RC2 on Oct 14, 2006

BoNeLeSS, you're lame making such BOLD statements. Most likely there will be no 2.7 kernel ever, because for such purposes there's a -mm kernel tree.

For all others, don't bother to download any kernel release candidates before the number in its version string got increased to at least three or four.

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v2.6.18 on Sep 20, 2006

IT'S TIME TO FORK 2.7 ALREADY, LINUS YOU LAZY DOG

stone80a

stone80a reviewed v2.6.18-rc2 on Jul 18, 2006

I really miss the Y33-a protocol in this version. Hope they will add it in the next rel.

hondaman

hondaman reviewed v2.6.18-rc2 on Jul 18, 2006

Wait. I thought they where gonna squash all the millions of bugs in 2.6.17 first.

5 stars anyway.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v2.6.18-rc2 on Jul 17, 2006

osric, the linux kernel is the core to linux, the big cheeze, it can't live without it.

What you do with it, if you're one of the fortunate advanced users(which doesn't seem to be you)who knows how to compile binaries and libs, you can update this to whatever distribution you are using or developing.

Those who are new to linux(namely myself), just leave this do developers, unless they get friendly and put it in an rpm or debian packet lol,otherwise don't bother with these.

As for me, memory usage on ubuntu 6.06(turned off the auto update daemon)has been improved, snappier applications, but I did find a few bugs running common shell commands, they have been reported.

a7

a7 reviewed v2.6.18-rc1 on Jul 8, 2006

perfect.

k1net1c

k1net1c reviewed v2.6.17 RC1 on Apr 13, 2006

Not an essential part of Linux... this is Linux! The kernel represents the true body of 'Linux', everything outside of it not maintained by Linus Torvalds et al. Any distribution, such as Gentoo, SUSE, Fedora Core, Ubuntu, etc, can replace the core functionality of the system with an updated Linux kernel. Building a custom kernel is for more experienced users only. A monumental work that is truly free.

osric

osric reviewed v2.6.17 RC1 on Apr 5, 2006

This question may sound stupid, but im a n00bi3. what exactly is this and what should i do with this?

b0b0b0b

b0b0b0b reviewed v2.6.17 RC1 on Apr 4, 2006

the link is to a patch. weird!

slushdot

slushdot reviewed v2.6.17 RC1 on Apr 4, 2006

hilarious of betanews to post the linux kernel years after it's inception. still, it's good that they are giving linux some attention, though i doubt the existence of linux will come as a shock to anyone reading this site.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v2.6.17 RC1 on Apr 4, 2006

This of note: http://news.com.com/Linu...57466.html?tag=nefd.hed

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.6.17 RC1 on Apr 4, 2006

I downloaded it and examined the code line by line. I approve.

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