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How does one update from Linux 2.8 to Linux 3. Google says no more updates because 2.8 will no longer be supported.
If this is a common problem what is the answer.


  • DanDDDanDD Registered
    edited February 2016
    I guess the easiest answer is to get a Linux distro that has a higher Linux Kernel. Welcome to LDC though.
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  • setkehsetkeh Administrator
    I'm not 100% sure i understand the question, But ill go on what i have.

    Linux 2.6 was considered stable for quite some time but with the rapid change we have seen in the last few years its no longer the case kernel 3.2 and > is really the only option for powering most devices these days as it has the most support for new and legacy hardware including features like UEFI, Secure Boot, TPM and loads loads more.

    As for upgrade paths you really need to give us more info such as,
    What distro are you currently running,
    What kernel are you currently running,
    What hardware are you currently running.

    If your not running linux as yet then you have nothing to worry about all modern distro's will be running a kernel greater than kernel 3.0 and ideally will be running pretty close to latest stable and for the most part the upgrade path is as simple as upgrading your distro.

    Hope this helps :)


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    Welcome @RaymondBrooks ! Enjoy the LDC!
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