axel668 wrote:Unlike Ubuntu, Mint Updater is estimating the risk involved with updates. Kernel updates are generally high risk, because if something goes wrong you can mess up your system pretty bad, so Mint Updater doesn't apply that kind of updates by default.
gnopak wrote:That is a shocker
libssd wrote:My gut feeling is that Mint is aimed more at newbies, and Ubuntu has a little more technical user base (maybe just because it's just bigger), so the Ubuntu community may be less risk averse.
libssd wrote:Since Grub gives you a choice of at least 1 previous kernel, I don't see any significant risks to kernel upgrade.
gnopak wrote:I have never ever had any issues with kernel upgrades when using distro kernels, be it Mandriva, Kubuntu or RedHat.
altair4 wrote:you leave not being very impressed.
axel668 wrote:What kind of problems do you have with kernel 188.8.131.52 ? Or more precisely, what problems that are fixed in kernel 184.108.40.206 ? And if you really want the new kernel, what's hindering you from doing an apt-get dist-upgrade ?
grimdestripador wrote:this kind of stuff is for an administrator, not just someone who just happens to be a sudoer and does a mintUpdate.
grimdestripador wrote:Since if a kernel update goes wrong, you'll be stuck at command line, it makes a lot of since to classify this as "5" risk..
gnopak wrote:Why does mintupdate discourage the minor kernel update?
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