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World of Linux Distros

What is Linux?

Linux is a free, open-source operating system that has been growing in popularity as an alternative to the mainstream options. Some PC manufacturers, such as Dell and Asus already provide the option to build your computer with a Linux distribution installed. Linux provides a solution to both ends of the PC user spectrum. Basic users have the ability to surf the internet, use open-source Microsoft Office equivalents, and perform most computing tasks, all on a free platform. Advanced users have unlimited customization and the ability to edit the code of the operating system itself.

 

Linux Distributions

One of the great features of Linux is the abundant choices. Linux technically refers to the operating system kernel, but it's usually understood that when you refer to Linux you're referring to the kernel as well as the applications and supporting software that surround it.

The packaging of the kernel and various supporting software and applications composes what is called a distribution. There are many different Linux distributions. The distribution center is aimed at providing an overview of various distributions.

 

Cent OS

Damn Small Linux

Debian GNU/Linux

Elive

FaunOS

Fedora Linux

Freespire

Gentoo

Goblin X

Knoppix

Linspire

Linux Mint

Mandriva Linux

OpenSUSE

Openwall GNU/Linux

Paldo

Parsix

PC/OS

PCLinuxOS

Puppy Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Sabayon

Sidux

SimplyMEPIS

Slackware Linux

Slax

Ubuntu

X/OS

Yoper

Zenwalk