Technically, Linux is only a kernel. The operating system we run is Ubuntu, or Mint, or Debian etc.
- Linux can therefore be thought of as a family of operating systems, all connected by the fact that they all use the Linux kernel to perform backend functions.
The Linux kernel is versioned like this:
- The first 3 bytes are semver.
200refers to bug fixes and patches in this release.
fc29.x86_64refers to the distribution, here 64 bit version of Fedora 29.