What does it mean to install a new version of the kernel. My Linux box gave me this message when I was updating,
NOTE, 3.8.13 was the last maintained maintenance release by Greg Kroah-Hartman.
It is recommend to move on to linux310-series.
What I want to know is,
- Is it really that simple to only change the Linux kernel?
- Is the Linux kernel like a simple executable file that can be swapped out for another Linux kernel?
- What happens if I install a new kernel while the box is already running another version of the kernel?
- Right now I'm using Kernel 188.8.131.52-1. Is it really okay to move to the linux310-series as the above update message says?