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Old 06-19-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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Types of kernal for Linux


Hello!

If anyone can tell me totally how many types of kernal for Linux existing? What are different between them? Where can I get the different kernal verison of Linux? Please give me reply asap. Thanks!
 
Old 06-19-2003, 12:10 AM   #2
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Hope this helps:
http://kernel.org
 
Old 06-20-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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The kernel you want is the latest in the 2.4.x series. The versioning system in Linux, and in many apps for Linux, may appear strange at first, but you quickly get used to it, and it does make a lot of sense.

Currently the kernel version is 2.4.21. The 'development' (read: unstable) version is 2.5.69. The odd number in the middle (2.5.69) denotes development status. The numbering system for the last digits is linear, so .1 is early and .10 is later - they are not the same thing.

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