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What Linux kernel exactly is? And does Ubuntu, at the core, use a modified Linux kernel? And in what manner is it distinguished by the NT/Windows 8 kernel?

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Linux kernel Wiki

To understand an difference between Win vs Linux kernel

Ubuntu Linux kernel derives its kernel from the vanilla kernel d(using linux.git and stable branches) and builds its own version of supported kernel.

Modified kernel is a user requirement for building a custom kernel from the sources (either from upstream or ubuntu sources) for testing a new device driver etc.

GitKernelBuild

My 2 cents! Hope this helps.

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What is Linux next? –  Ritik Jun 8 at 5:30
    
Please read the above links completely first. –  askb Jun 8 at 5:36
    
Ok. Thanks for help! –  Ritik Jun 8 at 5:37

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