@CornishRepublicanArmy lucy i will teach you all u want please ask me tech questions i wanna teach my swoocicus
@lynnesbian ok but see the issue is I don't know what I don't know, so I don't know what questions to ask
@CornishRepublicanArmy i can help you understand that thread about LFS and such 0u0
explanation of LFS and such, long, serious
@CornishRepublicanArmy okay so
what most people mean when they refer to linux is "an operating system based on the linux kernel", such as debian or arch or android (although android is Weird and Different so typically not that one). the linux kernel is at the core of an operating system like debian, just like the NT kernel is at the core of windows (if you open a command prompt and type "ver" it'll tell you what NT kernel you're running).
the linux kernel is available in source form. this means that you're free to poke around and modify things as you see fit. you can even change the name to Lynneux!
once you change (or don't change) the kernel, it needs to be translated from C and C++ and so on into machine code. this is done by using a compiler. later on in the LFS process, you'll need the compiler again, but you run into a problem - the compiler is in source code form. so you need to compile the compiler... on a computer that doesn't have a compiler. thankfully, you can work around this by using a version of the compiler that someone else has already compiled for you!
the end result, after several hours or days is a very lightweight and "you" linux install. LFS isn't really the kind of thing you install if you want to get going straight away, in fact, it's the opposite. the guide is designed for people who want to know how linux works at a very low level - stuff like "what happens when i tell my computer to open a file?" for almost everyone else (including me!), you'll want something like ubuntu or debian, where others have done all that work for you.
gentoo is kind of a halfway point between LFS and e.g. debian. you don't have to compile the kernel yourself, but you can't just run an installer and be done, either. installing gentoo teaches you some stuff about how linux works under the hood without being nearly as complicated, time consuming, or unsupported as LFS.
and i guess i'll make this a #LynneTeachesTech post :p
@lynnesbian Lynneux sounds cute as fuck.... and thank you so much boo boo! you are such a good teacher and I love youuuuu. so the kernal is like the foundations, and the rest of the building is the OS based on that. I get it now!
@CornishRepublicanArmy yeah! exactly!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
@lynnesbian I love you so much my super smart techyboo =w=
@CornishRepublicanArmy love you too! I'd love too teach you more
@lynnesbian you can teach me any time darling. if I ever have a lil question, I will come straight to you!
@CornishRepublicanArmy thank you!!
@CornishRepublicanArmy ow my thumbs
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