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- There are many versions of Linux.
- A version of Linux is called a distribution, or distro.
Family of Distributions
- Why make a distro?
- Xubuntu, which is Ubuntu, but with the XFCE desktop environment
- Lubuntu, Lightweight Ubuntu, for old slow hardware with less memory
- SUSE, for better security
- Chrome OS
But, what is it?
- But, what is a distribution?
- It’s kernel + commands.
- Where do kernels come from?
- Where do commands come from?
- Repositories, which are servers which contain packages of commands.
- Practically all distros use the GNU commands.
- In fact, the GNU people maintain that the entire system should be
called “Gnu/Linux”, because “Linux” refers only to the kernel.
- Many distros add their own commands to handle package