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How to Install Linux Kernel 5.8 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linux kernel 5.8 was officially launched last week and it’s the most advanced kernel available to date for Linux-based operating systems. As with all new kernel releases, Linux 5.8 brings lots of updated and new drivers, which usually translates to better hardware support. Why install Linux kernel 5.8? No particular reason, but if you are experiencing issues with some of your hardware components, and you find out that there’s a new kernel version out there that supports your hardware, why not give it a try, after all you can always revert to the original kernel packages of your distro.