"Hundreds of Linux distros are currently available. Many are
designed for general-purpose desktop use; others are stripped-down
models intended to run servers, while still others are tailored for
use as system rescue disks, data restoration, or other specialized
"Most companies, however, will want to pick a mature, respected
Linux distro with a solid track record. As a rule, these distros
fall into one of three categories. Two of these categories involve
Linux distros that are associated, in different ways, with a
specific corporate backer; the third category includes
community-developed Linux distros that have stood the test of time
and enjoy a stellar reputation among business IT users."
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