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jake Silver badge

Why not futz with your kernel? Simple answer, really ...

If a given kernel works for your hardware, and gets regular security updates, there is no real reason to install a newer kernel. I'm still using 4.4.x in a lot of places, including MeDearOldMum, GreatAunt and Wife's computers. It does what it needs to do, is rock-solid, supports all their hardware, and blissfully stays out of the way while they use their computers. Can't ask for much more than that in an OS.

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