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 Clinton De Young on Thu 6th Mar 2003 18:19 UTC

I just noticed that I posted a comment under Iconoclast name last night. That is not me. As many of you know, I work with Iconoclast and Camel at Altiris (I feel stupid calling them that, but they would rather remain anonymous, and I can respect that).

Last night my wife and I were invited to Iconoclast's home to watch American Idol. I don't normally watch TV, but I find that an interesting show. Anyway, he pointed out some comments that were directed at me, and I answered one from his machine. Sorry, I forgot to change the "Your Name" section.

I mention this since Iconoclast is a bit rough around the edges, and I don't want to receive hate mail for the things he sometimes says. ;)

Anyway, I hope new users found the article useful. Once you are all comfortable with the things I wrote, expand out and try some of the other suggestions. They work too.