What are benefits of updating kernel ? On linux mint 18 kde I had updated kernel two times but still I'm getting latest update so though its not recommend I did and so what are benefits of updating kernel ?
Yes you should update the kernel when the system asked you to do
- Security Fixes: close up problems of security that has been discovered. You’ll always be safer with the new kernel.
- Stability Improvements: it can improve the stability of the system (exp: the system crash through regular use).
- Increase the speed of the Linux machine and improve the overall productivity quite a bit.
- Updated Drivers because the new kernel includes the latest open source drivers for devices.