"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
"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
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