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: Iconoclast
by Luigi on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 19:23 UTC

" Strike, I think your post is indicatave of the problem new users to Linux, or Debian in this case, have. People who are familiar with any given process are all too happy to teach new users how to do whatever it is in an extremely terse and impossible to understand format. Then they get mad when the new user has questions and tell him/her to go RTFM. A pseudo-polite way of saying use Windows you pathetic imbicile."

Hear! Hear! You've hit the nail right on the head.

People like Strike and the rest of them, although they deny being what they are, are mostly advanced users who relish humilliating newbies and directing them to RTFM, which IMO, and for the most part, is badly written and lack clear and precise instructions for newcomers; to them, we are drooling morons, I guess "priests seldom remember when they were altar boys".

As for Clinton De Young, he's done it again, kudos to him.

You the Man, dog!