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Linux Distributions. An exploration of the various options that users have with distributions of Linux. What is a Linux Distribution?. Linux Kernel Supporting features and programs Usually tailored to a particular purpose With so many options, it is easy to find the perfect solution.

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Linux distributions

Linux Distributions

An exploration of the various options that users have with distributions of Linux


What is a linux distribution

What is a Linux Distribution?

  • Linux Kernel

  • Supporting features and programs

    • Usually tailored to a particular purpose

  • With so many options, it is easy to find the perfect solution.


How can i try one out

How Can I Try One Out?

  • First, check compatibility.

    • Try Knoppix

  • Pick a distribution

    • http://www.Distrowatch.com

  • Install and go!


What are the major ones

What are the Major Ones?

  • Red Hat: One of the earliest players in the game, Red Hat now position itself strongly in the business market. It has created a community-supported distribution, Fedora Core, which is the choice of many for desktop use.

  • Debian: The most popular community-created distribution. Debian is an excellent choice for server environments. Debian has also been used as the base for many specialist distributions.

  • Ubuntu: Desktop usability, out of the box. Taglined "Linux for human beings,” Based on Debian.

  • SUSE: Novell's answer to Red Hat, comes in “enterprise” and a community-based OpenSUSE

  • All Distributions have their respective strengths.


What are the major ones1

What are the Major Ones?

  • List Major Distributions


Pro s and cons of some major distributions

Pro’s and Cons of Some Major Distributions


Ubuntu

Ubuntu

  • Focuses on usability.

  • Offered by Dell on many of their products

  • Offers Firefox, Openoffice, Games

  • Variations of Ubuntu:

    • Edubuntu, a distribution designed for classrooms using GNOME

    • Kubuntu, a desktop distribution using KDE rather than GNOME

    • Xubuntu, a "lightweight" distribution based on the Xfce desktop environment instead of GNOME

    • Mythbuntu, a distribution that is tied heavily to MythTV

    • Ubuntu Studio, a multimedia-creation flavor of Ubuntu


Linux distributions

SUSE

  • Owned by Novell, Inc.

  • Several desktop environments such as KDE and GNOME and window managers like Window Maker and Blackbox are included

  • Some multimedia features

  • Openoffice.org and Realplayer

  • Designed for Business/commercial use and networking


Red hat

Red Hat

  • RH Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes.

  • Includes software for database management:

    • Linux 2.6.18

    • Apache 2.2.3

    • MySQL 5.0.22

    • PHP 5.1.6

    • PostgreSQL 8.1.4

    • GNOME 2.16

    • KDE 3.5.4


Yellow dog

Yellow Dog

  • Specialization for Power Architecture processors (IBM Power, PowerPC, Cell)

  • Supports accelerated graphics and audio hardware out-of-the-box.

  • Includes:

    • Firefox

    • Openoffice

    • Instant Messaging

    • Media Players

  • Is the first supported alternative OS for Sony’s Playstation 3 (Cell)


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References

References

  • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUSE_Linux

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Linux

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28Linux_distribution%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Dog_Linux

  • DistroWatch

    http://distrowatch.com/


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