Ubuntu 13.10 Is Now Based on the Latest Stable Linux Kernel, 3.11.1

Canonical will ship Ubuntu with the latest kernel in the 3.11.x branch

Canonical has just updated the Linux kernel for the upcoming Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) to the latest stable development version, 3.11.1.

Canonical developers are well underway to reach their declared goal, to implement the latest 3.11 kernel by the time of launch. The developers have now pushed the latest Linux kernel stable version, which was released only a few days ago.

“We have just rebased to the first v3.11.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded. We will continue to track the upstream stable v3.11.x releases as we move forward. I would like to point out that we are ~2weeks away from Kernel Freeze on Thurs Oct 3.”

“Any patches submitted after Kernel Freeze are subject to our SRU policy. I'll send an email reminder to the Ubuntu Kernel Team mailing list regarding the upcoming freeze as well,” stated Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury.

This information has been provided by Canonial during their weekly Ubuntu Kernel Team. They also made a short review of the upcoming milestones for their work.

The final Beta freeze will arrive tomorrow, September 19, and the final Beta should be released on September 26.

The Linux kernel freeze is set for October 3 and the final freeze should be on October 10. The official launch date has remained October 17.

As it stands right now, it's very unlikely that Canonical will be able to implement Linux kernel 3.12 because it's not going to exit the development phase until then.

Just update the operating system and you will get the latest version of the kernel. This particular update hasn't made it into the official repositories as of yet, but it should be available shortly.

Enter the following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

The system will perform the update and you will get the latest kernel in place.

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