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Compile and Install a Kernel in Ubuntu

The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems . It is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software. Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment.

Why upgrade the kernel?

There are several reasons to upgrade the kernel. One is to take advantage of a specific new feature or driver; another is to be protected against a security vulnerability, or just to maintain an up-to-date and healthy system. So, from time to time it may be wise to upgrade your Linux kernel. Even if you choose not to update to every new kernel revision, it is recommended that you at least upgrade from time to time. It is strongly recommended that you immediately upgrade to a new kernel if that new release solves a security problem.

Operating System

Operating system (OS) are set of programs which handle hardware and performs user’s requests. It interacts with hardware and complete the meaning of computer or any other computing device. Operating system is a must-to-have and main system software for any computing device which runs other application software. It is designed to run other programs on the computer.

Fedora – powered with Security Enhanced Linux

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system sponsored by RedHat Inc. and maintained by worldwide community known as Fedora Project . Fedora is the third most-used Linux operating system after Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Fedora is the most-used RPM-based Linux distro. Fedora Project comprises of people who love, share and build free software. Fedora is the base operating system for business standard RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Fedora community goal to empower others to pursue their vision of what a free operating system should be.

Debian Stable – robust and solid operating system

Debian is the GNU/Linux operating system developed by Debian Project’ community. Debian is 5th/6th most-used Linux operating system in the world. More interesting fact about Debian is the no. of distros based on it – there are around 41 distros based directly on it and around 100 distros that are indirectly based on Debian GNU/Linux operating system (Indirectly means they are based on a distro, which itself is based on Debian). Debian uses Linux as its kernel and took other important tools from GNU Project.

Solus OS – modern and robust desktop operating system

Solus OS is a modern and robust operating system build on Debian Stable. It is built on the top of Linux kernel. Solus OS is under heavy development at time (2012). Solus OS support all of your vast computing needs and you can enjoy all the comforts of modern desktop Linux operating system. It is very lightweight and its default desktop (with no running apps) uses around 170-200 MB of RAM. This makes it very fast and responsive when using it.