Linode Virtualization Distribution

My VPS is CentOS

cat /etc/redhat-release

CentOS release 5.4 (Final)

cat /proc/version

Linux version 2.6.18.8-linode22 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #1 SMP Tue Nov 10 16:12:12 UTC 2009

I suspect this has to do with Xen virtualization, but I'm a bit of a noob. Can someone help me understand why the Ubuntu process?

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You're using one of the kernels provided by Linode, which they happen to compile on Ubuntu.

There's nothing Ubuntu-y about the kernels. They're relatively vanilla.

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