keylevel
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New forum request

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:14 pm

Would it be worth adding a 'Linux Kernel' page under OS / Distributions ?

Chris

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Re: New forum request

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 http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =27&t=9283 which answers the second 8-)

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Re: New forum request

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_ ... ontroversy. 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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Re: New forum request

Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:34 am

keylevel wrote:Would it be worth adding a 'Linux Kernel' page under OS / Distributions ?

Chris
yes :)

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Re: New forum request

Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:49 pm

I see it's there. Thanks :)

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