Does Fedora include Linux?

Jon Haugsand jonhaug at
Wed Dec 1 12:19:54 UTC 2004

* duck04_1999 at
> So i was wondering does
> the Fedora Download include a OS (operating system)
> with the download? Such as like Linux? 

Actually, one of the purposes of projects like Fedora is to give you a
Linux-based operating system.  So yes, Fedora includes the OS kernel
called Linux.  

(Many will say to you that Fedora _is_ a GNU/Linux operating system.
This is wrong.  You also get an large set of applications with Fedora,
most of them are open source applications.  You also get a lot of
tools, like compilers.)

Jon Haugsand
  Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo, Norway, mailto:jonhaug at, Phone: +47 22 85 24 92

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