I could probably suss this one by doing some more reading, but there comes a time when you've read enough recently, and think it would just be easier to ask someone who knows...
Is the Redhat 8.0 kernel 2.4.x different from the 'stock' 2.4.x kernel that you could download the source for from www.kernel.org?
Furthermore, if I were to download and install the latest 2.4.20-x kernel from kernel.org, I'd no longer be running the standard RH 8.0 level kernel, but will this matter in any way given that binary compatibility is maintained (I presume)?
Also, RH's up2date s/w seems to patch the RH8 kernel to the latest version of 2.4.18 but no further. Will RH8 ever officially move to 2.4.20 or doesn't it work like this?
I'm sure these Qs are elementary to many, but undeniably the quickest way to learn is from others...?
(BTW, is there such a thing as a relatively newbie tolerant IRC room where I might be able to further my linux knowledge in real-time?)