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Alisa Peter
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Joined: Oct 28, 2012
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Hello Friends,

Linux is the best Operating System. There are so many latest versions of Linux is used by users .
The versions of Linux is known as "Linux - Distributions" .
I know some latest Distributions of Linux like:

1. Ubuntu
2. Debian
3. Fedora
4. Gentoo
5. Red Hat

Please anyone tell me, other Distributions of Linux ....
Joe Ess
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Peter Johnson
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Also try a google image search for Linux distro graphic, there are some graphics that show the Linux family tree and others that show historically when the various distros appeared.


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Alisa Peter
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Peter Johnson wrote:Also try a google image search for Linux distro graphic, there are some graphics that show the Linux family tree and others that show historically when the various distros appeared.





Hiiiiiii Peter Johnson,

Thanks for your positive Reply but i am not able to understand what do want to tell me......
Please explain it again what do you tell me .... I hope you reply me ..
I am waiting for your Reply .................
Tim Holloway
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There are literally dozens of Linux distros. Which ones interest you depend on what you need the OS to do and what your preferences are.

The primary distro families are:

Red Hat: RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SuSE (more or less)

Debian: Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix

Gentoo: for those who like to compile their own.

Slackware

This doesn't even being to be complete. Arch Linux is popular. There are mini-Linuxes such as DSL and Puppy. There are hardware-specific distros such as Yellow Dog. There are even ideological and religious-driven Linuxes.

What most of us do is simply pick one and use it to get familiar with the concept, then possibly move on to one that appeals more. For example, I started on Slackware, back when it was floppy-based and I ran on 486's. These days I run mostly Fedora and CentOS with a Debian or 2. And occasionally Ubuntu.


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Pat Farrell
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Alisa Peter, what is your real question?

As others have written, there are easily 50 if not 100 different linux distributions.

Are you really asking which should you use? or which is better?

I can't address the latter. For the former, its easy: find a friend who uses Linux and use whatever he/she uses. This way, when you need help. you can buy your friend a beer and get help and be nice to your friend at once.
Peter Johnson
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Alisa Peter wrote:Thanks for your positive Reply but i am not able to understand what do want to tell me......
Please explain it again what do you tell me .... I hope you reply me ..
I am waiting for your Reply .................

Did you click the link in my post?
Alisa Peter
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Joined: Oct 28, 2012
Posts: 4
Peter Johnson wrote:
Alisa Peter wrote:Thanks for your positive Reply but i am not able to understand what do want to tell me......
Please explain it again what do you tell me .... I hope you reply me ..
I am waiting for your Reply .................

Did you click the link in my post?



Yes, I click on the link that you give in your First post but I can't get the name of any Linux Distributions...
So that's way I told you please explain it again because i don't understand what you want to say ...
Ivan Jozsef Balazs
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Joined: May 22, 2012
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Wikipedia List of Linux distributions
Gary Deer
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Joined: Aug 20, 2010
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Alisa Peter wrote:Linux is the best Operating System


This makes me sad inside.

This is why...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy

I know it's common place to blur the line between the kernel and the OS, but as the neckbeardhacker says:
The developer who wrote just 1% of Linux Kernel code gets 99% of the credit. #OccupyLinus

As far as the distros go, creating niche distros is kind of a sport in the neckbeard underground so keeping up with them all is harder than memorizing the names of all of the US Presidents and their extended family.


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Pat Farrell
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Gary Deer wrote:This makes me sad inside.

The developer who wrote just 1% of Linux Kernel code gets 99% of the credit. #OccupyLinus

I first ran across Linux in 1995 or so.

Stallman has been slinging that claim for many years now. Stallman has a serious problem, he approaches technology as religion. He approaches open source as theology.

Whether or not the 1% claim is correct, the reality is that what I considered a *nix operating system is the kernel and the shell. And many of the utilities that run in the shell were written by Bill Joy at Sun, and similar parties. Plus much of it comes from the early Kernigan and Ritchie Unix stuff of the 70s. Most of what normal people think of as *nix is based on work much later than Gnu/Hurd, and more importantly, its built on X-windows, which is a whole 'nother topic.

The reality is that Stallman's Hurd never happened. If he had spent less time preaching and more time writing code, perhaps his claim to the name would have more acceptance.
Ivan Jozsef Balazs
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Let us not forget the part of the credit due to the GNU C(++) compiler project - we would not have come a long way without it, would we?
 
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