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I have installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop(now through updates i have 12.04.2) and I installed 12.04.2 LTS on my girlfriend's laptop and they have different kernels.

While mine has kernel version 3.2, my girlfriend's has 3.5.

I see here the 3.5 doesn't have a version for precise.Is it a good/bad thing?

Should I upgrade to kernel 3.5 myself?

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i encountered the same difference, when i installed the newest version for a friend. it turns out, that there is a package, that you can install as an update by your own, that is not installed automatically for yout with any sort of update-procedure.

sudo apt-get install linux-image-generic-lts-quantal linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal

should do the trick. This also keeps the newly installed kernel 3.5 up to date!

If you encounter problems with samba or proprietary drivers, simply reinstall them...

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