How to install Kernel 4.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

Today I upgraded my kernel to 4.6 and I have to admit I can really few a small improvement in the performance this time, possibly due to the fact I’m using ext4. Here is the release announcement. Here is the full list of features that landed!


uname -a

Linux ubuntumate 4.6.0-040600rc5-generic #201604242031 SMP Mon Apr 25 00:34:15 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


If you don’t believe me here are some benchmarks

And here is how you can get it installed in your system if you also want to try it:

mkdir kernel

cd kernel




sudo dpkg -i *.deb



How to Install Linux Kernel 4.6 in Ubuntu 16.04