Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Integrates Canonical Livepatch for Rebootless Kernel Updates

The upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system is coming with a new feature that would make it easier for users to use the Canonical Livepatch service.

Canonical Livepatch is a free and commercial solution for applying Linux kernel updates without rebooting your Ubuntu computer. Initially designed for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series, Canonical’s kernel livepatch service is coming in an easier-to-use form in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, due for release on April 26.

The Software & Updates utility found in the default Ubuntu installation now integrates the Canonical Livepatch service in the Updates tab, but, to use it, you’ll have to create an Ubuntu SSO (Single Sign-On) account and login with it by clicking on the “Sign In” button (see the screenshot gallery below for details).

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