Reviewing 4.6 (May 17, 2016)
Here's a simple helpful tutorial for upgrading the kernel if you have the right flavor of Linux:
Reviewing 4.6-rc3 (Apr 12, 2016)
Valuable software indeed, but of value only to developers that create and maintain Linux distributions. Unfortunately for others there is very little the average user can do with this without expert knowledge in how to merge the new kernel into his installed operating system.
Rated 4. subtracting 1 for lack of general usability without the rest of a linux distribution to go with it.
If this were a linux developer's site, I would have given it a full 5.
Reviewing 4.2-rc3 (Jul 23, 2015)
Probably the single most important piece of code in the world today.
Reviewing 3.5-rc4 (Jul 4, 2012)
Hugh G. Rection / Slipped It In:
You're clearly a troll as far as Linux discussions are concerned and a stupid one at that. Only a troll would be ridiculous enough to display his blatantly obvious ignorance by stating that he tried to install a Linux kernel on Windows.
At least troll with some acumen; you are insulting the reader's meaningful intelligence with rubbish like this.
The kernel deserves full marks: FIVE stars.
Reviewing 3.5-rc3 (Jun 19, 2012)
Tried installing this on Windows 7. Did not work.
Useless piece of software.
Cyberguy, I'm no Linux geek but the following worked for me in an Ubuntu 15.10 terminal session:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
That's all I had to do. No recompiling or doing anything technical.
"Linux Kernel is the essential part of Linux" - this description is somewhat misleading. Linux kernel is not the essential part of Linux. Linux kernel IS Linux.