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  Linux distribution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the first Linux distributions, a would-be Linux user was required to be something of a Unix expert, not only knowing what libraries and executables were needed to successfully get the system to boot and run, but also important details concerning configuration and placement of files in the system.
Distributions are normally segmented into packages, each package holding a specific application or service; one package may contain a library for handling PNG images, another may contain a number of fonts, while a third may supply a web browser.
Among their proposed standards are the Linux Standard Base, which defines a common ABI and packaging system for GNU/Linux, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard which recommends a standard filenaming chart, notably the basic directory names found on the root of the tree of any Linux filesystem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linux_distribution   (2094 words)

  
 Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linux started out as a terminal emulator written in IA-32 assembler and C, which was compiled into binary form and booted from a floppy disk so that it would run outside of any operating system.
Linux is increasingly common as an operating system for supercomputers, most recently on 64-bit AMD Opterons in the Cray XD1.
Linux and other free software projects have been frequently criticized for not going far enough in terms of ensuring usability, and Linux was once considered more difficult to use than Windows or the Macintosh, although this has changed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linux   (5243 words)

  
 LWN Distributions List
Linux Netwosix aims to be a small, powerful and highly configurable Linux distribution for servers and network security related jobs.
This is mix of distributions used by educational institutions, and distributions that are designed to be educational to install and use.
The aim of this experimental Linux distribution is to provide to students with an operating system which is easy to install and use and which provides an alternative to the traditional commercial operating systems.
lwn.net /Distributions   (13010 words)

  
 Linux.com: The Enterprise Linux Resource
Linux technically refers to the operating system kernel but it's usually understood that when you refer to Linux you're referring to the kernel as well as the applications and supporting software that surround it.
If you would like to see a distribution represented here that isn't, please contact the distribution project or vendor and tell them to submit their information to us.
It is the first complete Linux package to harness both the improved Linux kernel 2.6 and the recently enhanced GNOME 2.6 and KDE 3.3 user desktop environments.
distrocenter.linux.com   (711 words)

  
 The Linux Kernel Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.
Linux has also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.
The Linux kernel, as well as several other pieces of software, are maintained using the git source code control system.
kernel.org   (1276 words)

  
 LinuxPlanet - Reports - DistributionWatch: Your Guide to Linux Distributions - Introducing Our Linux Distribution Guide
In its state of shared community development, Linux distributions continue to evolve alongside the packages that they are comprised of driven by the relentless pace of innovation and continuous improvement.
A Linux distribution as we know it today is essentially a Linux Kernel wrapped in 'distribution' of tools and applications that make for a full operating system.
A Linux distribution is essentially a 'snapshot' of the Linux kernel and the included packages at the point when the particular distribution decided to freeze development for a full release.
www.linuxplanet.com /linuxplanet/reports/1266/1   (299 words)

  
 Linux.com: The Enterprise Linux Resource
I prefer Linux in almost every way to Mac OS X, but I have to admit a little envy over OS X's Exposé feature, which quickly tiles all open windows.
As a Linux user, there are times when you have to play nicely with users of Windows or Mac OS -- such as when they send you Microsoft Word files.
Moreover by porting to Linux on POWER your application is available to customers in four markets, i.e., iSeries, pSeries, OpenPower and BladeCenter JS20 and IBM will assist you every step with its extensive resources and tools for Linux on POWER.
www.linux.com   (809 words)

  
 Source Mage GNU/Linux | Linux so advanced, it may as well be magic.
Linux so advanced, it may as well be magic.
Source Mage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of "casting" and "dispelling" programs, which we refer to as "spells".
Most of our discussions are on our mailing lists or in IRC, so subscribe and join in.
www.sourcemage.org   (269 words)

  
 Main Page - Linux Machines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By combining top-quality hardware with a custom-configured distribution of your choice, we bring Linux closer to the desktops of the masses than any other company would care to attempt.
While the very few other Linux retail companies out there direct 100% of their attention to upper-eschelon companies for multi-million dollar server contracts, we keep our view wide, never forgetting about the individuals users, as well as our high-volume server customers.
Linux Machines would not be possible if not for the united effort of the Open Source Community and a few key hardware vendors.
www.linuxmachines.com   (520 words)

  
 Componentized Linux Home - Progeny Componentized Linux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Componentized Linux is based on the DCC Common Core (http://componentizedlinux.org/index.php/Downloads#DCC_3.0), an LSB 3.0 compliant, Debian 3.1 ("sarge") based common core designed to serve as the basis for custom Debian distributions.
Componentized Linux is accompanied by the Platform Development Kit (PDK), a full suite of tools—best described as "version control for distributions"—for building and maintaining custom distributions using Componentized Linux.
The combination is a platform for building custom distributions that provides developers with a set of reusable building blocks, called components, that can be easily assembled into a wide variety of configurations and customized as necessary.
componentizedlinux.org   (219 words)

  
 Main Page - RockWiki
There are pre-compiled ISOs for some ROCK Linux based distributions at the Distribution Portal.
But always keep in mind that ROCK Linux is a Distribution Built Kit and can be used to build a wide range of distributions.
The ROCK Linux internal APIs are described in the Manual.
www.rocklinux.org   (302 words)

  
 United Linux
Conectiva, SUSE LINUX and Turbolinux also continue to market their respective UnitedLinux distributions and are working together to enhance the capabilities of the UnitedLinux based system.
UnitedLinux is the result of an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux targeted at the business user.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) (www.lpi.org), the premier professional certification program for the Linux community, and UnitedLinux LLC (www.unitedlinux.com), an industry initiative to streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution, have signed a cooperative agreement to market a UnitedLinux professional certification program.
www.unitedlinux.com   (939 words)

  
 ArkLinux - A New Age In Software Solutions
Ark Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, easy to use even for people without prior Linux (or computing) experience while still powerful enough for power users.
After the release of Ark Linux 2005.2, we've received reports of 2 problems in the release that won't affect many users, but will affect the users who are having the problem severely.
The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the release of Ark Linux 2005.2 -- a bit later than expected, but we think it was worth the wait.
www.arklinux.org   (1043 words)

  
 Gentoo Linux -- About Gentoo Linux
We produce Gentoo Linux, a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.
There's no need to wait several months for a "new version" of Gentoo Linux to be released because Gentoo Linux is continually updated and refined and these improvements are immediately made available to you.
He started with Debian Linux, setup a couple of applications, learnt the ins and outs of Linux and as most Linux users do, tried out a couple of distributions and settled to help out with a distro called Stampede Linux.
www.gentoo.org /main/en/about.xml   (853 words)

  
 NOVELL: SUSE Linux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Linux is about more than an operating system.
Novell has the Linux expertise to provide you with the confidence and peace of mind that you are being assisted by the industry's finest, if technical issues arise.
Whether you are using Linux for edge infrastructure, hosting a database or running a mission-critical application, you need a comprehensive, enterprise-class solution.
www.novell.com /linux/suse   (602 words)

  
 Microsoft Linux - the premier linux distro
Support Services: Microsoft is proud to announce a new MS Linux support line, available 24 hours a day, 6 days a week to assist you with any problems you may have installing or using MS Linux.
We are now offering the MS Linux Introductory CD at a special introductory price of only $249.99 (plus shipping and handling), if you order before it ships.
MS Linux is released under the provisions of the Gates Private License, which means you can freely use this Software on a single machine without warranty after having paid the purchase price and annual renewal fees.
www.mslinux.org   (700 words)

  
 Linux on the WRT54G
This is a mini Linux distribution for the Linksys wrt54g.
The distribution is geared towards those who are curious about casually exploring the internal workings of this device.
On further investigation, it appears as if both cases were due to the fact that the WAN port on their wrt54g had not been configured.
www.batbox.org /wrt54g-linux.html   (2071 words)

  
 Devil Linux - Home
Devil-Linux is a distribution which boots and runs completely from CDROM.
Devil Linux was originally intended to be a dedicated firewall/router but now Devil-Linux can also be used as a server for many applications.
Attaching an optional hard drive is easy, and many network services are included in the distribution.
www.devil-linux.org   (135 words)

  
 Linux for PlayStation 2 Community: Home
coding games and graphic demos, or using Linux, Linux for PlayStation 2 is here to be a useful resource for you.
Students in Glasgow, Scotland may be interested in a talk on PlayStation technology happening this Tuesday 25th October, hosted by the BCS in Glasgow.
Please note that these units are supplied with a UK power cable and are compatible with European voltages only; they are not available or suitable for use in North America.
playstation2-linux.com   (558 words)

  
 (:^tuxs.org) Linux Distribution Chooser
There are 100's of different Linux distributions and picking one can be difficult.
So (:^tuxs.org) has devised the "Linux Distribution Chooser" to help you find a good distribution to try for the first time.
by the statement that most applies to you and the "Linux Distribution Chooser" will guide you through a few questions to suggest a Linux distribution for you to try.
www.tuxs.org /chooser   (595 words)

  
 www.centos.org - The Community ENTerprise Operating System
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.
In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network administrators, enterprise users, managers, core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from around the world.
CentOS has numerous advantages over some of the other clone projects including: an active and growing user community, quickly rebuilt, tested, and QA'ed errata packages, an extensive mirror network, developers who are contactable and responsive, multiple free support avenues including IRC Chat, Mailing Lists, Forums, a dynamic FAQ.
www.centos.org   (927 words)

  
 Linux Distribution Chooser [© 2005-06 - zegenie Studios]
Please remember that this is not a scientific test, but a fairly "rough" test, to help aid newcomers in finding a distribution to use.
The distribution data has been tweaked to deliver more accurate results.
The feedback emails are still coming in at an enormous rate, and we are sorry that we still are not able to reply to everyone, even though we wish we could.
www.zegeniestudios.net /ldc/index.php   (166 words)

  
 Welcome to openSUSE.org - openSUSE
The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell that promotes the use of Linux everywhere.
The program provides anyone with free and easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, SUSE Linux.
With our open Bugzilla system, you have direct access to further the development of SUSE Linux.
en.opensuse.org   (165 words)

  
 LWN: Welcome to LWN.net
If you like what you see, please consider subscribing to support independent Linux coverage on the net.
Security: A new Linux worm; New vulnerabilities in bluez, CASA, gnupg, heimdal, metamail, tar,...
Distributions: Creating a Live CD with Kadischi; Openwall 2.0 and early releases of Fedora Core, SUSE and [K/Edu]Ubuntu; Kaboot
lwn.net   (515 words)

  
 The Stampede Linux Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Note: The Stampede Linux Project is in no way affiliated with Stampede Technologies, Inc. If you came to our site by mistake, you can reach them at www.stampede.com.
Also, until we get the web site completely finished and our sponsors page back up, I would like to thank VMware for their donating of licenses to help us test our distribution without constantly rebooting.
There are other sponsors and people who have helped us throughout the years, and as soon as we get our sponsor page up, we'll mention all that we can.
www.stampede.org   (156 words)

  
 Debian -- Getting Debian
Debian GNU/Linux is distributed freely over the Internet.
Many of the vendors sell the distribution for less than US$5 plus shipping (check their web page to see if they ship internationally).
A network installation of the "testing" distribution will provide you with the very latest packages, whereas any CD images of "testing" that you download would be outdated very quickly.
www.us.debian.org /distrib   (390 words)

  
 /public/ftp/pub/Linux/
Linux: A copylefted Unix-like operating system for 80[3456]86,
You can also view this index in terse format, or return to the parent directory.
A port of GNU C and C++ for Linux
www.ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/!INDEX.html   (193 words)

  
 Gentoo Linux -- Gentoo Linux News
Gentoo Linux 2006.0, the first release in the 2006 series, represents improvements across many architectures since the 2005.1 release.
Gentoo Linux is a community-driven project committed to producing a high-quality open source distribution; more information regarding this release, such as detailed release notes will be available on the Gentoo Release Engineering team's project page.
A new distribution based on Gentoo Linux has been announced in Poland, three new members have been added to the Gentoo developer community, and security announcements and bugzilla statistics complete this edition of the GWN.
www.gentoo.org   (1047 words)

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