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Linux Forums: Overview of the Ten Major Linux Distributions

Apr 03, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clement Lefebvre)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

The Microsoft Windows operating system is developed and released by a single company. It comes with a minimal set of applications (a calculator, a few games, some networking tools, an Internet browser... etc). Other software can be obtained by users from various sources and installed on the operating system.

"GNU/Linux is different. A GNU/Linux operating system is made of a Linux kernel, a set of GNU tools, an installation program, a package management system and a lot of other software components..."

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