Different Types of Kernel for Arch Linux and How to Use Them

One of the reasons why people use Arch Linux is that it is a bleeding edge rolling release. You get most software and the Linux kernel before users of other distributions.

But this doesn8217t mean that you have to always use the latest mainline kernel. There are several kernel options available and I am going to show you switch kernels in Arch Linux.

First let me tell you about different kinds of Linux kernels available to you as an Arch user.

This is the latest stable Linux kernel. Most people use this kernel for the reason that it is the latest available kernel version.

The linux-lts package gives you the latest long term support Linux kernel. There is no predefined life cycle for a LTS kernel but you can be assured to enjoy the same kernel version for a much longer period.


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