A second update for the stable Linux 3.5 kernel series has been released recently which comes with more improvements and bug fixes. You can find the full changelog of Linux Kernel 3.5.2 here. Here are some of the key features in this second maintenance release:

  • ARM improvements
  • Fixes for x86 and ia64
  • More support for new drivers
  • Fixes for nilfs2 and EXOFS filesystems
  • Sound updates
  • Networking updates (TCP/IP Networking)
  • True Multitasking
  • Proper Memory Management
Linux Kernel 3.5.2 Installation

You should know that your system may be unusable when upgrading to a new kernel and even you may lose drivers of your system devices such as the video & sound cards, wifi, etc. So, install this kernel at your own risk!

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13 or older and install the kernel with the following commands:

cd /tmp

wget -O linux-kernel-3.5.2 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.5.2

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.5.2

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.5.2

Restart your computer to finish the installation. To revert back to the previous kernel, you can uninstall Kernel 3.5.2 with this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.5.2-030502

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