Linux Kernel 3.18.17 LTS Out Now with Support for New Tuners and DVB Devices
Sasha Levin, the maintainer of the Linux 3.18 kernel series, announced on the last day of June that the seventeenth maintenance release of the long-term Linux kernel 3.18 branch is available for download, urging all users to upgrade.
The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader
I think it primarily comes down to flexibility—the ability to get things working how you want them, how you can fix issues that are annoying you and then feed that back to the community so that others can also benefit.
Secondly, it’s about trust. The difference between using free software and proprietary software is important—knowing exactly what is running on your computer leads to a safer and more secure environment.