Linked by Clinton De Young on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 03:07 UTC
Debian and its clones If you are reading this, I assume you already know what the Linux kernel is and why you may want to update it. However, if you are accidentally reading this walkthrough, just happen to be running Linux, and have no idea what the kernel is or why you would want to update it, the next two paragraphs are for you (if you are looking instead into a less verbose and more generic way of updating your kernel on any Linux distro, read here). In a neophyte nutshell, the Linux kernel is the brain of the Linux system. It tells your system which file systems, hardware, protocols, etc. are supported. There is a lot more to it than that, of course, but I think that diminutive description will suffice for now.
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re: RE Strike
by Marco Alanen on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 10:34 UTC

Iconoclast: have you ever considered the occasions where people are told to RTFM, because *gasp* the questions they are asking are in the manual or man pages?

Just because someone points you to documentation doesn't mean they think you're an idiot.


They often tell you to RTFM even though the answer to the actual question is usually just a one line command or parameter. Sure, people should learn to check the manuals, but people should also learn to answer in a proper way when they know the simple answer.