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Re: Why compiling.


On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 05:03:12PM +0500, Muhammad Yousuf Khan wrote:
> why people do compiling. i have heard many time that people are
> compiling kernel on debian.
> what is the reason for this? i am using debian for almost 1.5 year and
> have been using it on different platform in CLI mode. but no need of
> compiling in this time window.

The kernel provided when you install Linux, Debian included, has to work
on nearly every system out there so it includes drivers for nearly piece
of hardware that can be installed in a PC.

I always compile a kernel with only the hardware I have in my computer.
This gives me a smaller memory footprint and a smaller disk footprint.

It's all a matter of what you want.
Satisfied user of Linux since 1997.
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