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Ubuntu Server: Kernel Comparisons and Implementation Issues

Dec 15, 2007, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)


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"We didn't quite finish up our server kernel vs. desktop kernel comparison, so today we'll wrap that up, plus we'll dig into the included services in Ubuntu Server, amaze at a couple of interesting blunders, and decide what this thing is good for--fueling the tireless Canonical hype machine, or something actually useful?

"The server kernel uses CONFIG_M686=y, and the desktop kernel gets CONFIG_M586=y. This means that the server kernel is optimized for Pentium Pro instruction sets, and the desktop kernel for the entire 586 and 686 CPU families..."

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