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[LUG] Kernel support dates?


Hi All,

Slightly random query. I currently have kernel 4.15.0-50 installed as of a Mint update last night - that seems to be the latest Mint have released - supported until April 2023. However I have more recent kernels - not installed - which list /shorter/ support dates, e.g. 4.18.0-20 supported until August this year, and supported until February next year.

Have the newer ones not been tested by Mint so their support dates are generic? Would there be any hazard in installing, for instance, the 5.* kernel? I suppose answering my own question the answer is that Mint have not tested it so that's a hazard. Am I right?

Kind regards,


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