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Which Linux Distro And Why?

Feb 24, 2009, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"There's no one "Linux" in the same sense that there's no one "car." There are things common among all cars as there are among all Linux distributions: All cars have an engine, and all Linux distributions share the Linux kernel and many of the GNU utilities.

"But that's where the similarities begin and end. There are easily hundreds, if not thousands, of Linux distributions that are maintained and updated regularly, many of which are tailored for extremely specific needs.

"Think I'm kidding about speciialization? There's even a flavor of Linux dedicated to the Asian strategy game Go, called Hikarunix."

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