Kernel Upgrade DayΒΆ

It has been a long time since I last updated the kernels on my linux machines. I had managed to keep the software up to date but the kernel upgrades are always a little more involved. Today is the day that they were all updated, all the software updated and rebuilt. Optimising the kernels is a little more time consuming and it may take another attempt on my main machines to get rid of any extra drivers and features that are not required.

I wont be suprised to see another kernel released any moment to undo my hard work, its just the way it goes.

Is this the 9.04 update released very recently? Have you ever played with #!
You have made the casual mistake of assuming that Ubuntu = Linux, which is untrue. The kernel is the bit which controls the hardware and contains alot of drivers. Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Gentoo, Slackware, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse etc, have the kernel at their core but each have slightly different functionality around it making the distributions different. I've never used crunchbang linux myself, but i'm happy using Gentoo and Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my machines.