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|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: [nylug-talk] Slackware Kernel Question
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From: Ruben Safir
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That's not completely true. It is often the case the kernel should be
upgraded for security purposes. In addition, some useful improvements
creep in from the experimental kernels. Vide4Linux was an example of this.
> The beauty is that it doesn't matter. Stable kernels are supposed to
> have FEATURE freezes, so there is no reason to think that an updated
> kernel will be incompatible (in APIs) to any distribution that was based
> on an earlier kernel.
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