Intro That’s a confusing title, isn’t it? I have debated making these separate posts, but in the end I felt like there was an awful lot, so in the end they ended up being the same post, oh well, sue me. Note: When I say Linux I mean “the family of operating systems which use the Linux Kernel”. I know that there is a difference but frankly “GNU/Linux Operating System” is too much of a mouth-full and we as a species use synecdoche a lot so I don’t feel that bad saying it.