Re: ??

On Tue, 2002-02-26 at 02:44, Paul Lewis wrote:
> On 2002.02.26 07:29 Hongl Lai wrote:
> > Linux is the operating system itself, the core.
> > It handles everything that your computer do, such as writing to disk,
> > managing memory, managing you hardware, etc.
> > The kernel is not visible to the user, except when booting.
> > GNOME is a piece of software on top of Linux. It's a desktop
> > environment, all the windows, buttons, and menus you see.
> > GNOME is not part of the operating system, it is an add-on.
> > Linux is also able to function without GNOME.
> > 
> Windows is also able to function without the GUI - then it's called DOS.

DOS != Windows.  DOS has no VM, no multi-tasking, no network stack, and
tends not to crash.

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