Kernel 5 for Ubuntu

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I am using Zorin 15 which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and in a review of it the person said that it will be updated in the near future to Linux kernel 5.

Does anyone know when that might happen? I just can't wait!
 


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Why can't you wait ?

Are you expecting bells to sound and whistles to blow ?
 

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Warning
If you are an average desktop user, don’t go after chasing Linux kernels unless you have a strong reason to install it manually. For example, if the new kernel provides a crucial update for certain hardware you use. Otherwise, don’t try to upgrade kernels manually because it’s a risky business.


Having read the warning....now you can read the various blurbs.




if you are going to screw around with kernels....make SURE you have a proper backup in place before you start fooling around.

TIMESHIFT saved my bacon when I did my own fooling around.
 
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Warning
If you are an average desktop user, don’t go after chasing Linux kernels unless you have a strong reason to install it manually. For example, if the new kernel provides a crucial update for certain hardware you use. Otherwise, don’t try to upgrade kernels manually because it’s a risky business.


Having read the warning....now you can read the various blurbs.




if you are going to screw around with kernels....make SURE you have a proper backup in place before you start fooling around.

TIMESHIFT saved my bacon when I did my own fooling around.
You are absolutly right, I was using Antergos for a while and must just get used to the slower pace of Ubuntu based Zorin.

I won't try upgrading the kernel manually, myself.
 
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Bottom line on kernels depends on exactly what version and kernel is was installed.

Linux distros based on Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.04.1 are based on a real LTS kernel and therefore updated on the real LTS kernel base.

If you are currently running a real LTS kernel then I'd advise to stick with the LTS kernel.

Ubuntu 18.04 .2
and later point releases are based on a short term HWE stack kernel and isn't a real LTS kernel.


Hopefully this will explain.


 
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Ubuntu 18.04 .2 and later point releases are based on a short term HWE stack kernel and isn't a real LTS kernel.

Yes, I have Ubuntu 18.04.2. It sounds like a slow roller, to me.

All my rolling release try outs, like Solus, Antergos and Manjaro didn't go well for long.
 
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