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6 Linux Distros That Changed Everything

Oct 16, 2010, 19:01 (17 Talkback[s])

"Linux is all around us. From phones to firewalls, from Macs to PCs, it's getting hard to find electronics that don't run Linux. Over the years, there have been many distributions (normally called distros) of Linux. Some are full-featured, others are very small, some are general purpose, and others are designed for specific tasks. Love it or hate it, Linux is here to stay.

"Below is a list of 6 distros that were milestones for Linux adoption. Enjoy.

"1. Debian (1993-present): Back in 1993, only hardcore IT geeks knew what Linux was or where to find it. Released alongside distros like Slackware and SuSE, Debian introduced a new concept… a universal OS that YOU customize. The user would install the Debian core OS and then have access to thousands of repositories containing software installation files. Debian is still available today, in fact… there are many other popular distributions which are based on it."

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