Linux Kernel 3.10 in its stable release has been made available recently bringing more new features and improvements. Among the best features in Kernel 3.10 we can find the following:

  • The integration of BCache SSD/HDD caching framework
  • UVD video decoding support
  • Improved support for Intel Haswell Linux
  • More improvements for power management, etc.
For more information, check this link. In this tutorial, we will see as usual how to upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script as shown below. Installing a new kernel may render your operating system unusable, so install it at your own risk.

Linux Kernel 3.10 Installation

Open the terminal and run these commands under Ubuntu/Linux Mint:

 cd /tmp 
 wget -O kernel-3.10 
chmod +x kernel-3.10 
sudo sh kernel-3.10 
sudo reboot

To remove kernel 3.10 from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.10*