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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There are few things in life more exciting than a new system update for your favorite Linux distribution. Often, system updates can bring performance enhancements or simply address problematic security issues. These updates are generally considered a good thing. But when it comes to installing kernel updates, there are some critical factors that must be considered.
By now, you've likely heard all about the new 3.2 Linux kernel. While the new 3.2 kernel does offer some worthwhile benefits, this doesn't always mean that everything is going to work as expected for every person upgrading.
I guarantee you as various users upgrade their Linux boxes, the Linux forums will be filled with people questioning why something working previously doesn't any longer. It's not an opinion, it's a simple fact of life that comes with certain types of system upgrades.