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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by Anonymous on Tue 4th Mar 2003 02:17 UTC

Same Anonymouse as above ^^

Strike wasn't calling newbies morons, he was calling the people who can't realize what his first post was actually about morons. YOU are a moron for not realizing that his "obscure text" was NOT meant as a replacement for the tutorial. Of course it isn't going to make sense to newbies, I'm sure he knows that very well and I'm sure he could write a step by step tutorial about it if he wanted to. YOU are a moron for trying to make him seem like a bad guy without knowing anything about him. YOU are a moron for trying to make him sound like an elitist linuxfascist as you said.