Packages, modules, and RPM
Also, I'm going to need help with this whole packages business. Unless it's yet another one of those things I've convinced myself is more complicated than it really is.
So what is a "package" in the Linux sense? Is it anything more than an application; software that can do things the kernel cain't? But then why isn't it just called an application. Or is it called pkg because it's "packaged" with the source files, pursuant to the GPL't terms?
Modules!! Are they the same as packages; or are they literal modules of code within the package. Or are they neither and I'm messing things up again (nice going).
Also, I heard the term RPM in reference to packages available for Ubuntu and susE and someone... I thought RPM was Redhat Package Manager - it's not RedHat-specific?
Confusing this Linux stuff is. At least at first.