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by keylevel » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:14 pm
Would it be worth adding a 'Linux Kernel' page under OS / Distributions ?

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by Burngate » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:44 am
Yes, then someone will come along and explain to me what GNU means in the "An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!" without me having to ask and look like a compleat twat. :?
And also how the kernels in the various distributions vary, ditto.

EDIT I've just found viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9283 which answers the second 8-)
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by kadamski » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:14 am
Burngate wrote:Yes, then someone will come along and explain to me what GNU means in the "An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!" without me having to ask and look like a compleat twat. :?

For this, just take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy. In short - it's because operating system is not only a kernel but also userspace tools. And a lot of them (especially low level like whole compiling toolchain) come from GNU project.
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by scep » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:34 am
keylevel wrote:Would it be worth adding a 'Linux Kernel' page under OS / Distributions ?

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yes :)
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by keylevel » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:49 pm
I see it's there. Thanks :)
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