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Poll: When do you update/upgrade the kernel ?
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I use one that comes with my version of Slackware
I use a stable LTS branch
I use the most recent stable branch
I use the mainline kernel (RCs and development)
I update/upgrade for features or device support
I update/upgrade for security fixes

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #61
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nowadays I use one that comes with my version of Slackware
Old 07-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #62
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For me, it depends..

If its a "slackware appliance" such as my htpc or a small router machine, I will usually customize the kernels, fine tune them for speed/lightweight, performance and tailor them specifically for the machine hardware, etc..

If its a multi-purpose machine such as my main desktop machine, I am more than happy with the generic kernel that comes with slack's install media or filetree..

I only upgrade kernels when I have to reinstall slack fresh or build a new machine, otherwise, I really dont see the benefit to update every time a new kernel comes out...


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