Commentary: the Linux Foundation and the future of Linux
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 12, 2008 06:01 PM
The "fact" is that GNU/LINUX is an operating system, just because it's easier to say LINUX doesn't mean it's not an OS! I think you're getting OS confused with DISTRO, Red Hat is a DISTRObution of LINUX, read the wiki. When ask what you drive most people don't say "FORD/LINCOLN/TOWN CAR" or even "LINCOLN/TOWN CAR" most would simply say "TOWN CAR".
The "fact" is there are multiple mainline kernels and kernel.org maintained versions 2.2, 2.4, 2.6
The "fact" is any one can make there own kernel, it's so easy these days, or build it.
The "fact" is if your a code monkey you can create "not just build" your own kernel, however I would never recommend coding your own since building one from the existing tree is so easy(menuconfig, xconfig, gconfig) and quick with dual cores. OK if you go through the 2000+ options not so quick, but default then customize or pre-built then customize is.