A stable version of Linux Kernel 3.9 has been released recently which brings more new features such as SSD caching, full support for Chrome OS, better support for ARM SoCand, faster LZO compression, and  more drivers for better support for modern computers. Linux 3.9 has also brought improvements to networking, storage, virtualization, power management, etc.

You can find the release announcement here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Linux kernel 3.9 in the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distros:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 or older
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older
Linux Kernel 3.9 Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

cd /tmp 
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.9 -O kernel-3.9 
chmod +x kernel-3.9 
sudo sh kernel-3.9 
sudo reboot

For ARM devices, you can install Linux 3.9 with these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/arm-kernel-3.9 -O arm-kernel-3.9 
chmod +x arm-kernel-3.9 
sudo sh arm-kernel-3.9 
sudo update-grub 
sudo reboot

To remove kernel 3.9, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*