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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Debian plus newbies is true?
by Jon Haugsand on Tue 4th Mar 2003 11:03 UTC

Good one Clinton, but I admit I was quite amazed that there are needs for beginners stuff for Debian users. Without being an expert by any means, I have used Linux since 1992 (starting with Slackware, via RedHat and SuSE) compiled a dozen kernels, and I now try to invoke courage to use Debian. For, as a matter of fact, most people warn me against Debian because it is a nightmare to install, they tell me.

So if you gave me anything, it is that if newbies can use Debian, so can I...

Thanks.