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LinuxPR: O'Reilly Releases 'Understanding The Linux Kernel'

Nov 16, 2000, 23:40 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The kernel is the essential center of Linux, providing all the basic services for all other parts of the operating system."

"Linux was once seen as a kind of counter-culture hacker experiment. But as Linux has increasingly become a mission-critical part of many organizations, a deep knowledge of Linux is increasingly valued as a sophisticated display of programming skill. In order to really understand Linux, you must understand the kernel."

"Linux was developed by Linus Torvalds at the University of Helsinki in Finland. To complete the operating system, Torvalds and other team members made use of system components developed by members of the Free Software Foundation for the GNU project. Thus, the only software to which the term "Linux" applies is the kernel. The Linux kernel is responsible for the sophisticated memory management of the whole system, and the force behind Linux efficiency."

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