Current stable kernel version: 4.14.11
Current development kernel version: 4.15-rc6
You are wondering why would you compile linux kernel, when you already have generic one installed. Some of the reasons are: Ubuntu is not really famouse for updateing kernel to the newest version in 6 months cycle. New kernel brings new hardware support. And you can tweak the kernel as you like, so it can run faster and be slimmer. This HowTo will show you how to do exactly that. A lot of people thinks that compiling kernel is something that a ordinary PC user can’t do, but by following this tutorial, everyone can do it.
So, let’s start.