Linux Kernel 4.9.7

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (636 votes)

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Linux / Open Source / 5,733 downloads

Linux Kernel is the essential part of Linux, responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, and basic file system management.

Reviews of Linux Kernel

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    Antichrist

    Reviewing 4.6 (May 17, 2016)

    Here's a simple helpful tutorial for upgrading the kernel if you have the right flavor of Linux:

    https://www.pcsteps.com/...grade-linux-mint-ubuntu/

  2. 4 out of 5 stars
    cyberguy

    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.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 4.2-rc3 (Jul 23, 2015)

    Probably the single most important piece of code in the world today.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    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.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    Hugh G. Rection

    Reviewing 3.5-rc3 (Jun 19, 2012)

    Tried installing this on Windows 7. Did not work.
    Useless piece of software.

Discuss Linux Kernel

  1. Apr 20, 2016 - 3:04 PM
    TomL_12953

    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.

  2. Jul 22, 2011 - 12:12 PM
    LRN

    "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.