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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I can't believe you people
by Incognito on Tue 4th Mar 2003 06:44 UTC

Somebody take sthe time to write a helpful article for newbies and all you guys do is argue about it! Cmon guys grow up. Just to clue you long time linux guys in here but configuring linux is a VERY daunting task for most windows users who are not used to having to do anything more difficult than click on a checkbox. Most man pages seem to be written with the experienced user in mind and will mean nothing to many newbies. People do need some handholding for a while until they get there feet wet. Yeah some people are just plain lazy. If you can't or don't want to explain it to them just say that it's too much to post and advise them of newbie friendly help site and maybe give them a hint what to google for