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In my usage of Ubuntu, I have noticed a baffling array of different Linux kernel packages. Some of them are listed below:
My question is, why are there so many different kernel packages, often for the same version number (e.g., 3.5.0-24), and what are the differences between them?
Edit to deduplicate: This question is not asking about the differences between generic, server, and virtual kernel packages; instead, it is asking about what all of those packages (as well as the ones in the list) are.