Ksplice

Ksplice Uptrack Ubuntu desktop installation

Ksplice Uptrack is freely available for desktops running the latest version of the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty:

Ksplice Uptrack is also freely available for desktops running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid:

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Looking for manual installation instructions?

GUI Installation instructions

Once you click the button, a dialog box will appear:

Firefox
screenshot: opening ksplice-uptrack.deb

Make sure “Open with Ubuntu Software Center” is selected**, as above, and click “OK”. Ubuntu Software Center will bring up the ksplice-uptrack package information. Click “Install”, and the installation will begin. You will be prompted for your password:

**Users running Oneiric or newer, you may not have a default Application to open the .deb. Instead, save it and double-click on the entry that appears in your Downloads window. That will launch Ubuntu Software Center.

Ubuntu Software Center
screenshot: install package

Enter your password and click “OK”. You will next be prompted to agree to the terms of service:

Debconf
screenshot: accept terms of service

Check the box and click “Forward”. The installation process will continue. When Ksplice Uptrack is fully installed, the Ksplice Uptrack Manager will appear:

Ksplice Uptrack
Manager screenshot: new updates available

Ksplice Uptrack is now installed on your system and ready to apply the latest fixes to Linux, all without rebooting. Click “Install all updates” to bring your kernel up to date:

Ksplice
Uptrack Manager screenshot: updates installed

For more information on how to use Ksplice Uptrack, see the User's Guide.