Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

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Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby Pepi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:50 pm

A friend of mine is pretty up on Linux (server) stuff. He thinks I should not be running a Kernel at 3.16? He thinks it isn't safe in today's hacking world. I told him this Kernel is a LTS kernel and it works great on my LMDE2 system. What do you guys think? I know I've read some of you are using the back-port and using a 4 xxxx something kernel.

I do a lot of my banking on this PC so I want to make sure it is safe

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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby zorzi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:32 pm

Kernel 3.16 is supported and will receive security updates until 2020. See the link below

https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html
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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby Pepi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:27 pm

From that it appears that 3.16 is the Kernel you should use if your system runs fine on it. I will show this to him :lol:

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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby zorzi » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:45 am

Of course. As we often say: "If it works, don't touch it"
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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby Pepi » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:29 am

Some people you cannot convince no matter what. He still says my laptop is not safe to do banking on :mrgreen: Oh well, it's a lot safer than using Windows :wink:

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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby JeremyB » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:33 am

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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby Pepi » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:02 pm

Linux pepi 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u5 (2017-09-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby mr_raider » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:16 am

Pepi wrote:Some people you cannot convince no matter what. He still says my laptop is not safe to do banking on :mrgreen: Oh well, it's a lot safer than using Windows :wink:


He is confused with Ubuntu's kernel cycle where 3.13 was the LTS kernel.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Support? ... hedule.svg
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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby JeremyB » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:21 am

Pepi wrote:Linux pepi 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u5 (2017-09-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Nothing wrong with that kernel- it is less than a couple weeks old.

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Re: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)

Postby Pepi » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:28 am

mr_raider wrote:
Pepi wrote:Some people you cannot convince no matter what. He still says my laptop is not safe to do banking on :mrgreen: Oh well, it's a lot safer than using Windows :wink:


He is confused with Ubuntu's kernel cycle where 3.13 was the LTS kernel.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Support? ... hedule.svg


I see from this :wink: I see where he is confused now :lol: Maybe he isn't up on Linux as much as he thinks he is


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