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Linux Forums: Overview of the Ten Major Linux Distributions

[ 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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