Arch Linux 2016.08.01 is now available for download, 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 most recent release from the series is Linux kernel 4.6.5.
You don’t need to download a new ISO image to achieve that. If you’ve run the “sudo pacman -Syu” command 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.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht