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Classifying Linux Distributions

Jan 24, 2011, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guillermo Garron)

[ Thanks to Guillermo Garron for this link. ]

"Linux for the newbies

"This are distributions for newbies, or Linux newcomers as well as for users who do not have too much time to tweak and configure their PCs.

* Ubuntu Maybe the most famous Linux distribution, and usually the first one any newcomer sees.
* Mint Linux Mint, gained a lot of popularity, it is based on Ubuntu, but it comes with support for mp3 and flash and other stuff Ubuntu does not support by default. I really do not understand why it isn't more famous than Ubuntu. Recently they released LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) a rolling release based on Debian, I think this will give Mint more exposure.
* PCLinuxOS This is another newbie oriented Linux distribution, more or less like Mint, it comes out of the box, with support for a lot of hardware, and plugins and coders for different media, so out of the box, you can start using it for almost any Desktop application."

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