“The kernel is the master program (core) of the operating system. It manages devices, memory, swap, processes, and daemons. The kernel also controls the functions between the system programs and the system hardware.” Cisco’s UNIX curriculum v2.0
What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu 7.10 and Xubuntu 7.10 are two of the many versions of Linux, and they are the versions that I recommend that you use. The desktop is Gnome and Xfce respectively, but that can easily be changed. Ubuntu Linux is one of the easier versions to figure out, as most of the hard work is already done for you. The other Ubuntu versions are Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu. The main difference is the desktop environment, it all depends on the one you like the most, or the way that it looks. A program made for any version of Ubuntu will work on all versions of Ubuntu. I will add more to this later, but this is a good summary for now. This website is currently inadequate, but it will be made better as time goes along. I am sure that many grammar mistakes have been made, and that I have probably misspelled many words.