Today, I read the following statement:
"From Linux Mint 18.2 onward, your Mint has an HWE kernel. That's a kernel series that's only supported for a short period.
This means that if you want all security updates for the kernel of Mint 18.2 and higher, you'll have to upgrade to a newer kernel series from time to time. Such a newer kernel series will be offered to you in Update Manager, as soon as your current HWE kernel reaches end of life."
SOURCE: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... WE-kernels
My system currently has kernel 4.10.0-37-generic installed, which I now know it's only supported for a short period. When I run Update Manager/View/Linux kernels/ I see Kernel series 4.11 and 4.13 available.
1. Being that I see new series 4.11 and 4.13, does that mean that my current kernel has reached its end of life?
2. How do I know when my kernel has reached its end of life?
3. Am I now missing a bunch of security updates and I need to upgrade my kernel to 4.13 series?
I'm a bit confused. Can someone please clarify. I was under the impression that you really don't need to update the kernel, unless absolutely necessary.