As you may or may not know, Linux kernel 4.4 LTS was officially released on January 10, 2016, and Softpedia was the first to announce it, along with the details about the multitude of new features that were included in this long-term supported branch of the Linux kernel.
Arne Exton is known to immediately build a custom kernel for Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint systems based on the latest stable and most advanced Linux kernel release, version 4.4 in this case, which users can install right now on their supported GNU/Linux operating systems (see below for installation instructions).
But first, a few technical details that you need to know before attempting to install this custom Linux kernel package on your OS. The kernel 4.4.0-0-exton package that has been compiled by Arne Exton is the equivalent of the Linux kernel 4.4 found on the kernel.org website, it is supported only on 64-bit systems, and has been compiled the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels are.
“I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64-bit systems. This time kernel 4.4.0-0-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest stable kernel 4.4.0 released 160110,” said Arne Exton for Softpedia. “My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint.”
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht