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Old 05-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hi, in terms of linux what is the difference between Linux kernel and debian for example.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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That's like asking what's the difference between a car engine and a Ford.
 
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Lol. Makes sense.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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GNU/Ford ??? ... nah, just doesn't have that "ring" to it ...
 
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GNU/Ford ??? ... nah, just doesn't have that "ring" to it ...
LOL Imagine the advanced options, though ...

8-12 gears, a boot that can be opened from your android phone, ...

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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The kernel is the Linux OS. All distros use it.
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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The kernel is the Linux OS. All distros use it.
+1, it is the actual Operating System while Distros like Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, Red Hat, etc use it as the basis for the rest. Although Debian does offer a BSD and even a Hurd system as far as I am aware.
 
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LOL Imagine the advanced options, though ...

8-12 gears, a boot that can be opened from your android phone, ...
Already been done.
I was in one LCA2012 session (one of the Arduino I guess) - ahhhh here is the video. The bit about his car starts around the 28,29 minute mark.
Lotsa fun ...
 
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I see Gnu/Linux like a person. The kernel is the brain. The Gnu applications are the body. Lastly the packages are the clothes that the person wears.

Obviously this comparison doesn't hold up 100% though, for example, you can upgrade your kernel, but you can't get a brain transplant lol, or on the flip side, a body transplant.
 
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