Ubuntu – What exactly is the Linux kernel and does Ubuntu use a modified Linux kernel


What exactly is the Linux kernel? And does Ubuntu, at the core, use a modified Linux kernel? In what manner is it distinguished by the NT/Windows 8 kernel?

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Linux kernel Wiki

To understand an difference between Win vs Linux kernel

Ubuntu Linux kernel derives its kernel from the vanilla kernel d(using linux.git and stable branches) and builds its own version of supported kernel.

Modified kernel is a user requirement for building a custom kernel from the sources (either from upstream or ubuntu sources) for testing a new device driver etc.


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