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Sorry for that dumb questions but what is the difference between those terms.

Can anyone recommend nay tutorial / books with only few pages (So that i can read fully) to get an better idea about those terminology

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Jaunty and Karmic are code names for Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 respectively. Gnome is the name of a desktop environment that's available on many distributions of Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

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Desktop environment, not window manager. The window manager is called Metacity. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 23 '10 at 2:09
so u means there two components of linux kernal + Graphical enviroment The graphical Env is called Gnome. Am i right. kernel is called uBuntu – John Apr 23 '10 at 2:11
Close. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution. – gravyface Apr 23 '10 at 2:15
Then what is kernel --is that part of Distribution and Gnome is different than distribution or it includes in it – John Apr 23 '10 at 2:21
Linux really is just the kernel. A distribution consists of a combination of the kernel, a set of utilities (e.g. grep, ls, sh, Bash, etc.) and daemons and configuration files, a desktop environment, and more. Different distributions include or exclude some things in order to be useful for different purposes or users' needs and preferences. Of course, this is just an oversimplification. – Dennis Williamson Apr 23 '10 at 2:26

There's too much for just a few pages, but here's some resources to get you started: glossary

Kernel Newbies glossary

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Is there any onebook which starts with unix , thenlinux , then distors and all windows or dektop interface for ubuntu rather than technical definition of evry term – John Apr 23 '10 at 2:39
Dunno. But there's RUTE. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 23 '10 at 2:45
Basically i want all in one linux tutorial with no technical commands but only showing what are different parts/components of linux and how it started and how it grows . with no technical commands stuff – John Apr 23 '10 at 2:51

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