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See the announcement:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2016-November/000215.html

and subsequent pages:

TL;DR: There will be a GA kernel that will only get updates in the LTS, and then an HWE kernel, which will be rolling.

Here's the hwe tag for people interested in submitting updates/fixes to our old answers (I would start with the high traffic ones first!): https://askubuntu.com/questions/tagged/hardware-enablement-stack

  • Which of these do we get if we are using the livepatch service? GA? – Nathan Osman Nov 30 '16 at 2:23
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    what does GA stand for? – Mateo Nov 30 '16 at 2:41
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    @NathanOsman from the wiki page on Rolling LTS...: "For clarity, the Canonical Livepatch Service is only available and supported against the generic and lowlatency GA kernel flavours for 64-bit Intel/AMD (aka, x86_64, amd64) builds of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) release. HWE kernels are not supported at this time." – muru Nov 30 '16 at 3:47
  • @muru ah, thanks. – Nathan Osman Nov 30 '16 at 3:48
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    @Mateo GA = general availability. – Nathan Osman Nov 30 '16 at 20:52
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    What does TLDR, LTS and HWE stand for? (That was a joke, but seriously what does HWE stand for)? – Lennart Rolland Dec 11 '16 at 14:01
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    HardWare Enablement. See here wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack – Organic Marble Dec 12 '16 at 3:32

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