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Feb 26, 2001, 07:25 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Cousins)

"By upgrading your Linux kernel you keep in touch with the cutting edge of Linux technology. With each release, more hardware is supported and system performance improved. In order to get the most out of Linux, you have to be using the latest kernel!"

"But to upgrade a kernel is to also learn more about how Linux works. It puts Linux users directly in touch with Linux developers, as well as giving some sense of the internals of a computer system - indispensible knowledge for those who want to become Linux gurus."

"There are two ways to upgrade a Linux kernel, and they can be divided along these lines: the beginner's method and the I-don't-mind-getting-my-feet-wet method (a.k.a: compiling). We'll look at both."

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