Installing a new hardware enablement (HWE) stack in 64 bit Ubuntu

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Published on 2014-05-28T06:12:00Z Indexed on 2014/05/28 10:06 UTC
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I'd like to install 13.10 (Saucy) hardware enablement (HWE) stack to my Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) because I need a newer Linux kernel.

This wiki page explains what "hardware enablement stacks" are. Among other things it says:

Only the -generic x86 kernel flavor ... will be supported...

Also, this answer says:

...This is only recommended for x86 hardware installations...

Is x86 here synonymous to 32-bit/i386 architecture (but not 64-bit/AMD64), or is it i386/AMD64 (but not ARM)?

Can I install this "hardware enablement stack" in a 64-bit/AMD64 Ubuntu? Will it be supported with future updates?

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