Post by leox » Mon, 17 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>   I am trying to find out what kernal LINUX uses.

Quote:>                                                   Is it proprietary or some
>open standard such as MACH (and if an open standard, which one and which
>version)? Also, how is the kernal organized in relation to the rest of the
>operating system?

Linux is the kernel, the rest of the operating system is made up of GNU
Unix-style utilities, and various other bits and peices from individuals,
companies and organizations.

Quote:>   A related question is: is the user interface a command line interface or a
>graphic interface (or are both available)?

Both are available and both are commonly used.  Linux boots into text mode and
the GUI is started either automatically or whenever the user specifies.

Quote:> Does the user interface have a name?

There are many GUI and text mode interfaces.  Things like KDE, GNOME for graphics
(like the Win95 GUI environment), and ksh, csh, tcsh, etc for text mode
(similar, but much more powerful, to the CMD.EXE environment in Windows).

Quote:>   URLs or other references for further research (or just a quick answer) would



1. Newest kernal ? latest kernal for redhat install

I recently bought the O'Reilly CDROM set for Red Hat.
(The Running Linux Companion CDROM, Release 2.1)

Before I install, I'd like to know what the latest stable kernal is
and any instructions on how to install linux from the cdrom using an
updated kernal.  The version on the cd is 1312 probably 1.3.12.

What is rembrant ?  Is this the newest kernal?
I'd like to find something recent b/c my hardware is pretty new.
I have a P-166 with stealth 3D video card and a SB AWE 32 sound card.
My cdrom is the sony cdu31a, which gives some people a hard time
configuring. I also have a zip drive that I would like to get working
on linux.

Please email me with any suggestion or sources of info.

2. Help sorting out KDE2.2.2 problems

3. ...FreeBSD kernal vs Linux ( say slackware... ) kernal.

4. Where and how to set up a CGI-bin?


6. xdm problem

7. Network dies under Kernal 2.2.5-15 & 22 -- Kernal BUG??

8. slip dialup

9. HELP : Kernal Panic when rebooting with new Kernal

10. HELP NEEDED to upgrade from kernal 1.2.1 to kernal 2.0.0

11. "IP: always defragment (required for masquerading)" gone from kernal 2.2.13?

12. first time building a kernal for audio help!

13. Console text capture (to review kernal compile error messages)?