Linux Kernel 3.6.10 has just been released, a few hours later, Linux Kernel 3.7 has been made available in a stable release for Ubuntu/Linux Mint users. As usual, we will install this kernel from a bash script as described below. But, let's first see some of the new features for Linux Kernel 3.7:

  • Better support for Radeon & Intel graphics cards
  • 64-bit ARM Support
  • Improvements for EXT4 and Btrfs file systems
  • Improvements for IPv6 Netfilter 
  • Xen virtualization support for ARM Cortex-A15
  • Driver support for Nintendo Wii Balance Board 

For more information about updated drivers and improvements for this release, click here.

Linux Kernel 3.7 Installation

To install Linux Kernel 3.7 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13 or older, open the terminal and issue these commands:

cd /tmp  
wget -O linux-kernel-3.7  
chmod +x linux-kernel-3.7 
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.7  
sudo reboot 

Linux Kernel 3.7 Removal

To uninstall Linux Kernel 3.7 and use the previously installed kernel, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.7* 
sudo reboot

If you fail to upgrade to this new kernel, you may repair your system as described here.