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What Is A kernel and how do I remove unused Kernels? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts. I am new to ubuntu and i get this warning that 0 bytes are remaining on the volume /boot. i asked a question :This is the link to it So I Got replies saying i should remove ...
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Get the kernel version from lts package?

How do I determine the kernel version that a package like linux-image-generic-lts-saucy will install? Basically I'd like to get what uname -r would report before I actually install this kernel so I ...
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Why are my software sources debian instead of ubuntu

As you can see the tab reads Debian Software when it should read Ubuntu Software. I am using 12.04 LTS. I used the same CD to install LTS on my laptop and it says Ubuntu software like it should. How ...
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Security updates for the universe repository for LTS releases?

What happens if there is a security problem in a package in the universe repository four years after the 12.04 LTS release; will the package be updated from upstream, patched, or left alone? It's my ...
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Availability of packages on ubuntu LTS

How can i know what packages are available for the Ubuntu LTS. My host says that PHP 5.4 is not supported because it is currently not available on the LTS repo for Ubuntu 12.04. How can I find out if ...
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What is hardware enablement (HWE)?

I see the linux-hwe-generic package as part of the kernels you can install in Ubuntu 12.04. What is hardware enablement (HWE)?
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Is there a way to find out whether an updated program/package lands in the official Ubuntu release repositories?

If there is a new release/major update of a program (e.g. Rhythmbox 2.97, Skype 4.0 or Gimp 2.8), is there an easy way to tell whether and when they will make it to the current official Ubuntu release ...
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How do you see what packages are available for update

FreeBSD user joining your ranks. I've been asked to look after an Ubuntu Server running 10.04 LTS. I see from /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available that there are a number of ...