Simple question - complicated answers

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Sep 27 11:27:07 UTC 2007

On 26/09/2007, alex <aradsky at> wrote:
> It's a little maddening to get answers  that dance all around a simple
> question.

It's not a simple question. It's a vaguely-worded and deeply imprecise
question that appears to betray a profound ignorance of what an
operating system kernel is, or indeed, what an operating system is.
It's a silly question asked by a beginner who doesn't really know what
he's talking about. You may as well march up to the gates of the
Houses of Parliament and demand to see this "democracy" that everyone
keeps talking about.

> I want to do is see what the kernel looks like.

What does the smell of baking cookies look like? What does yellow sound like?

Simple questions, but unanswerable.

> Where can I take a look at the kernel?    Isn't there a direct path to it?

I think you don't know what you're talking about. Go off, read up a
little bit on what an operating system is and does, and a little bit
about Unix and the history of Linux, then you will understand that
this is not a simple question, and indeed, is not really any more
meaningful than "what colour is five?"

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