Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8 from Ubuntu 16.10

As expected, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS is nothing but a collection of all the latest security patches and software updates that have been released by Canonical for the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) series since the July 2016 launch of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. However, this update is a bit special because it also includes updated graphics and kernel stacks ported from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system series, which means that after updating your Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.04.1 system to Ubuntu 16.04.2, you’ll have a newer kernel based on Linux 4.8.