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    Re: Plain Linux

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    Instead of that link you should use the more recent book found at http://linuxfromscratch.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by valan
    Instead of that link you should use the more recent book found at http://linuxfromscratch.org
    Fine, fine. So my Google search wasn't good enough for you, eh valan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Fine, fine. So my Google search wasn't good enough for you, eh valan?
    nope

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    You can get Linux with no distro from www.kernel.org

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    Thanks for the help

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question,

    but what would you actually get if you just ran the bare kernel? Obviously things like gnome and KDE wont be there, but how much extra do apps like that add.

    With the kernel would you still have networking etc available? Im imagining it just beeing the CLI, is that right?

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    no the bare kernel has no interface at the point. you first need a init program and a shell to execute commands against the kernel. then programs that you execute in the shell. when you type ls to read directories you are executing a program in shell that gets ran against the kernel. so you see it is more complicated than just the kernel.
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    Of course, you can GET a plain version with no distro at http://www.kernel.org/

    Without some other software on top of it, however, it does precious little good.
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