Ubuntu 15.04 Will Soon Move To The Linux 3.19 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 10 February 2015 at 12:53 PM EST. 7 Comments
UBUNTU --
To no major surprise, Ubuntu 15.04 will soon switch to using the Linux 3.19 kernel.

Ubuntu 15.04 is using the Linux 3.18 kernel right now but with Linux 3.19 having just been released and it bringing new features and improvements, the Vivid Vervet archive will soon land Linux 3.19. As Ubuntu 15.04 is shipping in April, it will almost definitely finalize on Linux 3.19 given that Linux 3.20 would be too close of a call for shipping in time.

Today's Ubuntu kernel team minutes mention that Linux 3.19 will soon come to the Ubuntu Vivid archive. "We would like to push the v3.19 based kernel we have up to the archive soon. We are just cleaning up some DKMS drivers before we do so. For anyone interested in getting an early preview, we have a v3.19 based kernel available for testing in our ckt PPA."

For those wishing to easily try out Linux 3.19 (or even Linux 3.20 Git) on older Ubuntu releases, you can always give the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA a shot.
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