"By upgrading your Linux kernel you keep in touch with the
cutting edge of Linux technology. With each release, more hardware
is supported and system performance improved. In order to get the
most out of Linux, you have to be using the latest kernel!"
"But to upgrade a kernel is to also learn more about how Linux
works. It puts Linux users directly in touch with Linux developers,
as well as giving some sense of the internals of a computer system
- indispensible knowledge for those who want to become Linux
"There are two ways to upgrade a Linux kernel, and they can be
divided along these lines: the beginner's method and the
I-don't-mind-getting-my-feet-wet method (a.k.a: compiling). We'll
look at both."