Linux 5.16 has many new features including the FUTEX2 futex_waitv system call for helping Steam Play (and Wine), memory folios have been mainlined, AMD Ryzen 6000 mobile series support is getting into better shape, Intel Alder Lake S graphics are now considered stable, Intel AMX support for Sapphire Rapids has landed, big AMD Ryzen with Radeon graphics performance improvements, and a wealth of other hardware improvements.
And this new kernel release will find its way to your computer soon if you’re using either a bleeding edge distribution or manually added a kernel repository with up-to-date kernels (I tend go with xanmod).
I’m not too bugged Linux Mint drag their feet a little. I’d rather someone else threw themselves into the combine harvester of “bleeding edge” technology.
I don’t personally like this “bleeding edge” phrase. It’s far too graphic and violent but then this is what you expect from a male dominated industry. I bet if it was called a Mooncup full of menstruation the name would be changed very quickly!