Daily Ubuntu Tips – Linux Kernel 3.12.7 Released – Here’s How To Upgrade In Ubuntu

Linux Kernel version 3.12.7 mainline has just been released and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily upgrade in Ubuntu. If you’re running Ubuntu 13.10 and below, chances are your system doesn’t have this latest kernel installed.

The Linux Kernel is the core of the Linux Operating System that includes Ubuntu. The kernel makes it possible for Ubuntu to communicate with your system hardware (Memory, CPU, Drives, etc). The kernel manages resources and handles all essential the parts of your machine.

Without the Linux Kernel, Ubuntu is only bunch of fancy applications without access to the hardware or essential parts of your machine. That’s why the Linux Kernel is so important.

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Upgrade To Linux Kernel 3.10 Latest To Resolve Some Issues In Ubuntu

I won’t be the first to tell you this; Ubuntu isn’t perfect. In fact, the Linux Kernel that powers Ubuntu isn’t fully compatible with most hardware out there because those devices were designed with Windows OS in mind. The reason you see so many kernel updates when using Linux systems is to resolve issues and bugs that are discovered with latest hardware and software.

It’s a good thing to constantly upgrade when you have the chance, because you might just be fixing some issues with your computer and not knowing it. That’s what happened to my recently. I have an old Dell computer that was killing me with all sort of problems. From power management to adjusting the brightness of the display, there was always an issue. So when Linux Kernel 3.10.1 was released, I decided to upgrade.

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Linux Kernel 3.9.8 Released: How To Upgrade In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

If you’re running Ubuntu today, chances are you’re not using the current stable release of the Linux Kernel. You don’t have it because it was just released yesterday and won’t be added to your system for sometime after it’s tested and proven to fully work with Ubuntu.

Well, you don’t have to wait that long. You can update your system’s kernel to the latest version and take advantage of use some of the useful and updated features that are currently available.

For more about this release, check out the current ChangeLog. 

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Download And Install The Latest Stable Linux Kernel 3.9.4 In Ubuntu

The latest stable Linux Kernel has just been released and chances are you not running it and that’s just fine. This short guide is going to show you how to upgrade to it in Ubuntu 3.04 Raring Ringtail and previous if you need to.

It seems like every two to three weeks, there are updates to the Linux Kernel. Updates that enhance and fix issues that were discovered from the previous released versions. Upgrading to the latest Linux Kernel is a nice thing to do as long as your system supports it. Kernel updates are there to enhance, fix bugs, patch security holes, and sometime introduce new features.

So it’s a good thing to upgrade, but remember to always make sure your system supports it because upgrading to an incompatible kernel may render your system unusable.

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Ready For Linux Kernel 3.9? Install / Upgrade Your Kernel In Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released just a few days ago and chances are you’re not running the latest Linux kernel just released today. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to upgrade your current kernel in Ubuntu to take advantage of some of the newest features in the new Linux kernel.

This release brings many changes including support for SSDs as hard-disk cache, improvement in the way jobs are shared among different processors, support for Radeon graphic driver, and many others.

The announcement by Linus Torvalds can be found @ http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1304.3/02009.html

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