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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Ship With Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS 101

prisoninmate writes: The current daily build of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) remains based on the Linux 4.2 kernel packages of the stable Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system, while the latest and most advanced Linux 4.3 kernel is tracked on the master-next branch of the upcoming operating system. In the meantime, the Ubuntu Kernel Team announced plans for moving to Linux kernel 4.4 for the final release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Ship With Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

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  • I thought 15.10 was going to be a LTS release. They push it back to every two years now instead of 18 months?
    • nah []
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      by Anonymous Coward

      I don't know why you thought that. Ubuntu LTS releases have always been on a 2 year schedule.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Please tell us you haven't used odd-numered Ubuntu releases in production before due to the erroneous belief that you were running LTS versions. -PCP

    • No, thankfully 15.10 is not LTS. I don't know if the problem is widespread, but on my i7 X99 system I saw a big performance nosedive on some CPU-intensive tasks. Desktop locking up, computations becoming 3 to 4 times slower, etc. This happened both with an in-place upgrade from 15.04 and when running from the 15.010 USB stick. Downgrading to 14.04 fixed everything.
  • by MichaelSmith ( 789609 ) on Friday November 27, 2015 @04:14AM (#51011943) Homepage Journal

    Just as I scrolled into this article, 15.10 hung on me again.

    • Ah, so you're experiencing this sort of shit too, then?
      • This is on an HP Pavillion 11 inch laptop. Not the best hardware and almost certainly my last HP device. It seems to be associated with use of an external monitor connected with HDMI. I had one or two hangs over several months on 15.04 but on 15.10 its every day. I will most likely go back to 14.04 for the time being.

        • This is what I did for my desktop. Back to mint 17.x (which is 14.04). I do image registration with elastix and my registration times jumped from about 10 to 15 minutes with 14.04 to about 45 to 50 minutes with 15.10. I also work with the MATLAB parallel computing toolbox. Connecting to parallel workers normally takes a few seconds. With 15.10 it took over five minutes or never happened at all. Also the desktop (KDE) would lock up for many seconds at a time when the workers were running. Total train-wreck.

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