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Linux Overview and Demo. Chris Wester Jim Santana Jeff Jones. Outline. What is a distribution? How many distributions are there? How to get a distribution? Comparison of 4 distributions: Fedora Core 4 Gentoo Debian Knoppix Live Demonstration. What is a Distribution?.

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linux overview and demo

LinuxOverview and Demo

Chris Wester

Jim Santana

Jeff Jones

outline
Outline
  • What is a distribution?
  • How many distributions are there?
  • How to get a distribution?
  • Comparison of 4 distributions:
    • Fedora Core 4
    • Gentoo
    • Debian
    • Knoppix
  • Live Demonstration
what is a distribution
What is a Distribution?
  • A Linux distribution (or distro) is a complete Linux operating system: a collection of free and sometimes non-free software created by individuals, groups and organization from around the world and having the Linux kernel at its core.
  • Companies such as Red Hat, SuSE, MandrakeSoft, as well as the Gentoo project, compile the software and provide it as a complete system ready to install and use. (wikipedia)
how many distros are there
How Many Distros Are There?
  • Currently, there are 345 active distributions listed on distrowatch.com
how do i get a distribution
How Do I Get A Distribution?
  • Distributions are available for download from many sources:
    • Distribution-specific websites.
    • BitTorrent downloads.
    • Purchase of installation CD.
    • OSU’s Open Source Lab (OSUOSL)
      • http://ftp.oregonstate.edu/pub
distribution comparison
Distribution Comparison
  • Comparison of 4 major distributions:
    • Fedora Core 4
    • Gentoo
    • Debian
    • Knoppix
fedora core 4
Fedora Core 4
  • http://www.fedora.org OR OSUOSL
  • Advantages:
    • Graphical Installer
    • “Out of box” support for most hardware
    • All packages for install contained on LiveDVD
    • Older releases of FC become Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
    • FC5 to be released 02.27.06
fedora core 48
Fedora Core 4
  • Disadvantages:
    • Poor multimedia support without extensive program manipulations
    • No hardware optimizations
    • Enormous system resource usage
    • Installer size
      • 4 CD’s / 1 DVD
gentoo linux
Gentoo Linux
  • http://www.gentoo.org OR OSUOSL
  • Advantages:
    • Powerful Updater: Portage
      • Checks package dependencies before installation
    • Heavy Multimedia support “Out of box”
      • DIVX, MP3, XVID, Quicktime
    • Highly Customizable hardware configurations
      • Lower system resource usage
      • Faster program execution
    • Installer size:
      • 1 CD
gentoo linux10
Gentoo Linux
  • Disadvantages:
    • No Graphical Installer
      • Text-Based only
    • LiveCD doesn’t contain extra packages
      • GUI must be downloaded from the internet
    • Hardware specific kernel means long compile times for software.
debian
Debian
  • http://www.debian.org OR OSUOSL
  • Advantages:
    • Package installer Apt-get
      • Checks for dependencies before installation
    • Huge pool of volunteer programmers
debian12
Debian
  • Disadvantages:
    • Installation size:
      • 14 CD’s / 2 DVD
    • Doesn’t include KDE
    • Difficult to configure
knoppix
Knoppix
  • http://www.knoppix.org OR OSUOSL
  • Advantages:
    • No HD installation necessary
    • Fully functional GUI (KDE)
    • Hardware Support via NDISWrapper
      • Uses Windows drivers
    • Ease of use
      • Boot to CD
      • Perfect for first-time users
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Knoppix
  • Disadvantages:
    • Performance depends on system specs
      • Loads entire OS to RAM
      • Must expand programs from the CD to RAM
      • Only has one GUI (KDE)
    • Heavy system resource usage
so what s the best distro
So What’s The Best Distro?
  • It Depends.
    • Intended usage
    • End-user demands