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 02:21 UTC

'Basically, it comes across as if your beef is that the author addressed complete noobs in too simple a language, and so somehow tread on your sacred ground, and you advocate making things harder for the "uworthy masses". Thanks, but no thanks.'

Sorry but this just really annoys me. His beef (if it was even that) was that more could have been included about making kernel updating EASIER under Debian through apt. Notice the word EASIER, yes despite what you might want others to believe, Strike wanted to make the tutorial EASIER for newbies.

I apologize for this wasted space but personal attacks such as this are just ridiculous (especially when those who make them have no idea what they are saying)