Linux
Linux-zen
Linux-hardened
Linux-LTS

TRY IN VIRTUALBOX or

Backup your files on your ssd – just in case

ideal project prior to a clean install

On a normal installation you will have the package linux installed and contains your kernel. The kernel will update with the normal updates with the command “update” in the terminal. You see the version and the name in the neofetch parameters.

All information about the kernel can be read on this link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel

What follows is a black – white comparison and everything is actually gray in the world.
The same applies here. This is not written in stone. Just guidelines.

Linux

  • frequent updates
  • main version changes all the time
  • security features
  • new features
  • likely to work on latest hardware
  • ideal for newer hardware

Linux-lts 

  • less frequent updates
  • main version is same
  • security features
  • no new features
  • may not work on latest hardware
  • ideal for older hardware

Linux-hardened

  • A security-focused Linux kernel applying a set of hardening patches to mitigate kernel and userspace exploits.

Linux-zen

  • Result of a collaborative effort of kernel hackers to provide the best Linux kernel possible for everyday systems.

All these kernels worked on virtualbox (Sept 2018) and on SSD with Asus Z270H motherboard.