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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by dannyW on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 23:24 UTC

Sure, there are those who support you and maybe even not all of them are linuxistas with similar attitudes, but that's not the point - there are also those who did NOT support you. If you are going to go the popularity route, that's no measure of truth - there are those who are universally liked, and those who are not, and the burden is on the other side... if even 3 out of a hundred women you date cry "rape", it puts a blemish on YOU, never mind the other 97 who said "never did it to me". But this is silly, arguing over such things.

More to the point is your attitude. You like calling people "morons" - well, mister know-it-all linux guru, it is attitudes like those that people don't like - even if some other linuxfascists support you. Why do you call people morons?

And on point of merit, about how your comment was not meant to replace the article, well, that was not the point - it was that your text was obscure to a noobie, and you claimed it was NOT, that in fact YOUR way of describing was just fine and dandy:

Besides, I did provide the basic instructions right there in my post. No, they aren't a step-by-step process, but it's a starting point. Anyone who is semi-familiar with APT can figure out how to apt-cache kernel source. And from there, it's relatively easy to figure out.

Sorry, but my point (and other's said the same) stands - your text was obscure, and since many noobs are not familiar with APT it is not OK to say "and from there it is relatively easy to figure out". Ridiculous. You say it is not step by step, but hey, that's what a noob often needs, so your bagging the article is pointless in the context of your far inferior text (from the noob understanding perspective). So you are wrong there - what was the point of your saying that you are giving instructions that are not step by step if it was meant for noobies? Seems irrelevant, or don't you understand the concept of "noob" - so who is the moron here? So go ahead and call people morons, but the funny thing is, you are still wrong.

Why don't you roll up your attitude and stuff it deep. I repeat, if you cannot say anything nice or helpful, why say anything at all? Just so you can act superior? Just so you can insult people by calling them morons? Silence is golden here - nobody benefits by your snobbism or insults - thanks, but no thanks. Oh, I know you'll never appologize for saying "morons" - just goes to show what you are made of... wonderful.