Originally posted by AtariFX
Most of the sites I've looked at aren't very basic. I don't know what a kernel is but I know it doesn't have anything to do with fried chicken. That's about all I know. So there are 2 versions, a command line version and a gui version?
Sorry and thanks for puttin up with a newbie
No, they aren't referred to as versions.
There are different distributions who put the OS together for use, then there are different GUI's you can use, desktops, window managers, packages, applications, and so on.
Go read and search, it will all come to make sense.
Also check out sites like www.linux.com
as they have tutorials of "what is Linux?" and so on...