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Old 06-15-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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kernal upgrade?

I am just entering the world of linux and have question about kernals. Running 2.4 kernal sarge. What is a kernal and what advantages do upgrades give you?
Remember I am new the world of linux and will probably be posting a fair bit , but do appreciate all responses thank-you.
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New kernels such as 2.6 provide more device drivers for new hardware, new features such as preemptible kernel which can increase system speed, other improvements for a smoother running system in general and security updates.

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Old 06-15-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thank you for your wisdom. Now I understand. This seems like the obvious next step. I have read some guides pertaining to kernel upgrade with debian, as sarge is now a stable release anything in reference to testing now becomes stable? Or are there any more up to date guides you could direct me to? Thanks.


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