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Encyclopedia > List of Linux distributions

This page provides general information about notable Linux distributions in the form of a categorized list. Distributions are organized into sections by the major distribution they are based on, or the package management system they are based around. A Linux distribution or GNU/Linux distribution (or a distro) is a Unix-like operating system plus application software comprising the Linux kernel, the GNU operating system, assorted free software and sometimes proprietary software, all created by individuals, groups or organizations from around the world. ... Illustration of a package management system being used to download new software. ...

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Debian-based

Debian is a distribution that emphasizes free software. It is supported on many hardware platforms. Debian and distributions based on it use the .deb package format and the dpkg package manager. Debian is a free operating system. ... Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. ... deb is the extension of the Debian software package format and the most often used name for such binary packages. ... dpkg (short for Debian PacKaGe) is the base of the Debian package management system. ...

Distribution Description
64 Studio Attempts to specialize in audio and video production on AMD64 workstations.
AbulÉdu For education purposes
Alinex
Baltix For Lithuanian and Latvian languages
BeatrIX A compact distribution from the Czech Republic that focuses on providing a user-friendly desktop environment.
Bharat Operating System Solutions A Linux distribution with Indian language support. It focuses on providing applications for use in government.
CubeLinux Aka Segoni Linux, A operating system made to enhance Debian and the whole of Linux.
DeMuDi For multimedia production
Dreamlinux A Brazilian Linux distribution based on Morphix, Elive, Debian and Kanotix. It has a GUI that bears a strong similarity to that of Apple Computer's Mac OS X.
eBox Router/Firewall and NAS/PDC
Elive A LiveCD and Distribution featuring Enlightenment as the only window manager. Aims to be intuitive and easy to use.
Feather Linux Shares similar goals as Damn Small Linux, but not based on it (Feather is more closely related to Knoppix). Uses Knoppix-based hardware detection and the Fluxbox window manager. Compatible with Debian packages (.deb).
Finnix A small system administration Live CD that is available for multiple architectures.
G2Linx Realtime distribution for industrial automation
Gibraltar Router/firewall distribution.
gnuLinEx A distribution promoted by the government of Extremadura, Spain.
Kanotix An installable live CD for desktop usage using KDE, focusing on convenient scripts and GUI for ease of use.
Knoppix The first Live CD (later DVD) version of Debian GNU/Linux.
LiMux An ISO 9241 industry workplace certified Linux distribution, deployed at the City of Munich, Germany.
Linspire Desktop-oriented distribution, previously called Lindows. Focuses on a proprietary software application manager obtained via a paid (CNR) subscription.
The Linux Router Project For routers
Maemo A development platform for hand held devices such as the Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets and other Linux-based devices. Parts of maemo (particularly the Hildon UI) are also planned to be used in the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition.
MEPIS Installable live CD-s
NepaLinux A Debian and Morphix based distribution focused for desktop usage in Nepali language computing.
OpenZaurus Debian packages and ROM image for the Sharp Zaurus PDA.
Outernet Server A modified version of Debian that installs preconfigured and is specifically meant for a High speed multimedia Networks.
PAIPIX Based on Knoppix and Kanotix for desktop usage. Developed in Portugal, but with localizations in other languages.
Parsix GNU/Linux Installable live CD based on Kanotix and Debian
PingOO French distribution aimed at local communities, public organizations, schools, etc. It comes in three editions: PingOO Communication Server, PingOO Secure Server and PingOO File Server.
PSUbuntu A Ubuntu distribution intended for the Playstation 3.
Rxart Desktop-oriented distribution. Focused on providing proprietary software.
Satux Is a 100% Brazilian distribution. It was and is mainly developed by the Institute of Technology JRSC.
Skolelinux A distribution from Norway. It is provided as a thin client distribution for schools.
sidux LiveCD based on Debian unstable (Sid)[1]
Symphony OS Includes the Mezzo desktop environment. Previous versions were based on Knoppix.
Trisquel Created in Galicia (Spain). It has support for old PCs, includes a 3D desktop with Compiz.
Linux Tiger A distribution designed to be similar to Apple OS X. See UNIXTEAM for more infos about Linux Tiger and the SFS Technology.
Tuquito Created in Argentina
Ubuntu A distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd as well as receiving major funding from South African Mark Shuttleworth. Aims to offer a complete and polished desktop on a single CD.
Ulteo [citation needed]
UserLinux Commercial distribution that would have included GNOME. It was never published.
Xandros Open Circulation Edition based on Xandros 3.0 Standard Edition with the exception of DVD burning being disabled and CD burning restricted to a maximum speed of 4X.
Xebian For the Xbox home gaming console.

64 Studio is a free Linux distribution based on Debian designed for creative users on x86-64 and legacy 32-bit hardware architectures. ... AMD64 Logo AMD64 (also x86-64 or x64) is a 64-bit microprocessor architecture and corresponding instruction set designed by Advanced Micro Devices. ... AbulÉdu is a french Linux distribution designed for classrooms. ... Baltix GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution aimed to be a complete, user-friendly operating system for Lithuanian and Latvian people, based on Debian and Ubuntu GNU/Linux distributions. ... BeatrIX is a GNU/Linux operating system. ... Bharat Operating System Solutions (BOSS) is a Linux distribution developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Scientific society of Government of India) for enhancing the use of Free / Open Source Software in India. ... DeMuDi is the DEbian MUltimedia DIstribution, a flavour of Debian GNU/Linux with enhancements and features aimed at music, sound and video production. ... Dreamlinux is a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Morphix, Knoppix, Debian and Kanotix. ... The correct title of this article is . ... Elive is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian. ... Feather Linux, created by Robert Sullivan, is a Knoppix-based Linux distribution which currently fits in under 128MB (while older versions were made to fit within 64MB). ... Damn Small Linux (also known as DSL or DSLinux) is a Linux distribution originally conceived as an operating system to run on lower specification systems, including computers which would otherwise come out of use. ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ... In Unix computing, Fluxbox is an X window manager based on Blackbox. ... Debian is a free operating system. ... Finnix is a Debian based LiveCD Linux distribution, developed by Ryan Finnie and intended for system administrators for tasks such as filesystem recovery, network monitoring and OS installation. ... gnuLinEx, or LinEx, is a Linux distribution based on Debian which uses GNOME as its desktop. ... Capital Mérida Official languages Spanish; Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 5th  41,634 km²  8. ... Kanotix, also referred to as KANOTIX, is a Linux distribution LiveCD (LiveDistro) based on Debian unstable (but moved after the last release to Debian etch) with advanced hardware detection. ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ... LiMux project in municipal administration of Bavarian capital Munich (1. ... ISO 9241 is a standard for usability. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Linux Router Project began as a linux-on-a-floppy distribution. ... Maemo is a development platform for handheld devices. ... The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet is a wireless Internet appliance from Nokia, originally announced at the Las Vegas CES 2007 Summit in January 2007. ... The Nokia N810 is a Internet appliance from Nokia, announced on 17 October 2007, the Nokia N810 and the Nokia N800 will be in production at the same time. ... Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition is a distribution of Linux planned to run on x86 mobile tablet and mini computers. ... MEPIS refers to a set of Linux distributions distributed as LiveCDs which can be installed onto a hard disk. ... NepaLinux is a Debian and Morphix based GNU/Linux distribution focused for desktop usage in Nepali language computing. ... The OpenZaurus project was created as an alternative image for the Sharp Zaurus personal mobile tool. ... Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 running OpenZaurus and OPIE, with docking cradle and stylus The Sharp Zaurus is the name of a series of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) made by Sharp Corporation. ... User with Treo (PDA with smartphone functionality) Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers, but have become much more versatile over the years. ... hinternet is a name for the implementation of wireless data networks over amateur radio frequencies utilizing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware such as 802. ... Paipix is project developed from the Kanotix and Knoppix distributions, which themselves are live optic media containing a Debian-based Linux distribution. ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ... Kanotix, also referred to as KANOTIX, is a Linux distribution LiveCD (LiveDistro) based on Debian unstable (but moved after the last release to Debian etch) with advanced hardware detection. ... Parsix GNU/Linux is a live CD and installation CD based on KANOTIX and Debian sid It is a complete GNOME centric desktop environment oriented linux distro . ... PingOO is a communication server based on Debian. ... Ubuntu Linux installed on a PS3 The PlayStation 3 is capable of running Linux operating systems if installed on the console hard disk. ... Rxart From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Rxart The Rxart Desktop, using the Microsoft Windows theme Company/ developer: Pixart SRL OS family: GNU/Linux Source model: Mix of free software and proprietary Latest stable release: 3. ... Skolelinux is an educational Linux distribution based on Debian (hence also named: Debian-Edu). ... A HP T5700 thin client, with flash memory A Neoware m100 thin client. ... sidux [ziːdÊŠks] is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian unstable, which uses the codename Sid. ... Symphony OS, or Symphony Linux, started out as a Knoppix-based LiveCD Linux distribution, created by Ryan Quinn and Jason Spisak. ... Mezzo is the desktop environment created by Jason Spisak. ... Trisquel GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and sponsored by the Xunta of Galicia and the University of Vigo. ... Tuquito is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution created in Tucumán, Argentina by Ignacio Diaz, Chris Arenas and Mauro Torres, students of The National University of Tucumán. ... Canonical Ltd is a private company founded (and funded) by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth for the promotion of Free Software projects. ... Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who was the second self-funded space tourist and first African in space. ... UserLinux is a Linux distribution that aims to provide businesses with a freely available, high quality operating system accompanied by certifications, service, and support options designed to encourage productivity and security while reducing overall costs. ... Xandros is both the name of a line of Linux distributions and Xandros Corporation, the company which creates them. ... Xebian is a Debian Linux distribution for Xbox Preparing the Xbox for Xebian Installing Xebian requires that the Xbox be modified, which can be accomplished through a number of ways. ...

Knoppix-based

Knoppix is itself based on Debian. Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ...

Distribution Description
Buildix For agile developers.
Damn Small Linux Generally considered as the starter of mini distributions. A live CD designed for MiniCD with a hard drive install option.
Kaella The French translation of Knoppix.
Feather Linux Knoppix-based Linux distribution which currently fits in under 128 MB. It boots from either a CD or a USB Flash Drive, with a size suitable for a bootable business card.
Kalango Another Brazilian Knoppix-based distribution designed to have strong visual appeal.
KnoppMyth Specialized Knoppix distribution for easy setup of the MythTV PVR software.
Kurumin A version of the Knoppix distribution designed for Brazilian users.
Morphix A LiveCD distribution with different flavours, including GNOME. Used as a base for many other custom live distribution such as Clusterix, PHlAK or Gnix.
Musix A Knoppix/Debian based distribution, intended for music production, graphic design, audio, video editing, and other tasks. It is built with only free software.

More distributions based on Knoppix are listed in the Knoppix article. Buildix is a computer operating system which can be used as a live CD. It is a Knoppix based Linux distribution, developed by Global IT professional services firm, ThoughtWorks. ... Damn Small Linux (also known as DSL or DSLinux) is a Linux distribution originally conceived as an operating system to run on lower specification systems, including computers which would otherwise come out of use. ... Gnoppix 0. ... // Description MiniCDs are compact discs with a smaller form factor. ... Kaella (Kah-el-lah) is a LiveCD adapted from Knoppix and modified to work with the French language. ... Feather Linux, created by Robert Sullivan, is a Knoppix-based Linux distribution which currently fits in under 128MB (while older versions were made to fit within 64MB). ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ... Ubuntu, a popular Linux Distribution A Linux distribution (also called GNU/Linux distribution and often simply distribution or distro) is a member of the Linux family of Unix-like computer operating systems. ... JumpDrive redirects here. ... A bootable business card is a CD-ROM that has been cut, pressed, or molded to the size and shape of a business card (designed to fit in your wallet or pocket). ... Kalango Linux is a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Knoppix. ... Knoppmyth is a portmanteau of Knoppix and Mythtv. ... MythTV is a Linux application which turns a computer with the necessary hardware into a digital video recorder, a digital multimedia home entertainment system, or Home Theater Personal Computer. ... Kurumin linux is a Brazilian run-from-CD Linux distribution based on Knoppix. ... Morphix desktop Morphix is a modular Linux distribution, based on Knoppix (which is in turn based on Debian). ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ... Debian is a free operating system. ... Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. ... Knoppix, or KNOPPIX, is a complete Linux distribution on a CD. This includes a working computer operating system and a powerful suite of graphical user software which can be used as a live CD. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution, developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. ...


Ubuntu-based

Ubuntu is based on Debian, for the list of distributions based on Ubuntu, see:
List of Ubuntu-based distributions The following is a list of Ubuntu-based distributions. ...


Gentoo-based

Gentoo is a distribution designed to have highly optimized and frequently updated software. Distributions based on Gentoo use the Portage package management system with emerge. The Gentoo Linux operating system (pronounced ) is a Linux distribution named after the Gentoo penguin. ... Portage is an advanced package management system. ... Portage is an advanced package management system. ...

Distribution Description
Gentoox An adaptation of Gentoo for the Xbox.
Jollix A German i686 optimised distribution in a LiveCD format[citation needed]
Knopperdisk A new distribution aimed at USB sticks.
Kororaa A distribution which aims at easy installation of a Gentoo system by using install scripts instead of manual configuration.
Pentoo Penetration-testing Live CD distribution.
Sabayon Linux Live DVD which includes a wide range of desktop environments and open-source software applications. Like Knoppix, Sabayon Linux can be installed on the hard drive.
SystemRescueCD System rescue Live CD version of Gentoo.
Ututo A distribution made in Argentina.
VidaLinux A distribution which uses Anaconda as its installer.

Gentoox is a version of Gentoo Linux, created especially for the Xbox by Thomas Pedley. ... For the Xboxs successor, see Xbox 360. ... Description Knopperdisk is a new Linux distribution specifically designed for a USB pen drive and floppy disks. ... Screenshot of the Xgl abilities of the Kororaa live CD Kororaa is a Gentoo based Linux distribution which aims at easy installing of a Gentoo system by using install scripts instead of manually configuration. ... Pentoo Screenshot Pentoo is a Linux LiveCD distribution similar to Knoppix, but based off of Gentoo and uses GNOME. It provide the user with a complete toolset for penetration testing and security assessment in minutes, while booting directly off the cd. ... Sabayon Linux or SabayonLinux, (formerly known as RR4 Linux/RR64 Linux), is a Gentoo-based Linux distribution created by Fabio Erculiani. ... SystemRescueCD is a version of the Linux computer operating system on a bootable CD-ROM disc (a LiveCD), useful for repairing unbootable systems and retrieving data after a system crash. ... Ututo is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Gentoo with the main goal of producing an operating system comprised entirely of free software. ... VidaLinux is a Linux distribution based on Gentoo. ... Categories: Computer stubs ...

RPM-based

Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux were the original major distributions that used the RPM file format, which is today used in several package management systems. Both of these later divided into commercial and community-supported distributions. Red Hat Linux divided into a community-supported distribution sponsored by Red Hat called Fedora, and a commercially supported distribution called Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat Linux was a popular Linux distribution assembled by Red Hat until the early 2000s, when it was discontinued. ... RPM Package Manager (originally Red Hat Package Manager, abbreviated RPM) is a package management system. ... For other uses, see Red Hat (disambiguation). ... Fedora (previously called Fedora Core) is an RPM-based, general purpose Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. ... Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. ...


Fedora-based

Distribution Description
Aurox Young Polish distribution with emphasis for multimedia, graphics, localization and education.
Aurora SPARC Linux For Sun's SPARC architecture
BLAG Linux and GNU A Free Software-based distribution designed for basic home computing tasks.
K12Linux and K12LTSP A distribution for educational purpose. K12LTSP comes with LTSP support.
Linux XP Focuses on ease of installation and use. Last release December 19 2005.
Linpus Linux Focused on the Chinese market and EEE PC like computers (Linpus Lite).
Yellow Dog Linux For the PowerPC platform.

Young polish distribution based Fedora Core (before RedHat), with emphasis for multimedia, graphics, localization and education. ... Aurora SPARC Linux is a Linux distribution, based on Fedora Core, for SPARC-based computers. ... BLAG Linux and GNU is a Linux distribution made by the Brixton Linux Action Group. ... K12LTSP is a modification to the standard Fedora Core Linux distribution with the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) packages integrated into it. ... Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) is an add-on package for Linux that allows many people to simultaneously use the same computer. ... Linux XP is a Linux distribution that was released to imitate the Windows XP environment and help Windows users feel at home and attract more Windows users to this project. ... Yellow Dog Linux (often abbreviated YDL) is a free software, open-source Linux distribution for Power Architecture hardware. ... PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based

Distribution Description
Asianux A distribution co-developed between Red Flag Software Co., Ltd., Miracle Linux Corp. and Haansoft, INC., focused on Chinese, Japanese and Korean supports.
CentOS Community-supported distribution that aims to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux without the inclusion of proprietary software.
ClarkConnect Router/firewall distribution
Pie Box Enterprise Linux Aims to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux by introducing minimal changes to the upstream packages.
Scientific Linux A distribution co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which aims to be compatible with and based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
SME Server Based on CentOS and targeting Small and Medium Enterprises.
White Box Enterprise Linux A distribution designed to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

See Red Hat Enterprise Linux derivatives for a more complete list, as well as Commercial products based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Asianux is a Linux distribution. ... Screenshot of Red Flag Linux Workstation version 5. ... // About Miracle Linux is a Linux distribution. ... Haansoft Corporation (hangul:한글과컴퓨터, Hangeulgwa Keomputeo (Hangeul and Computer)) is a computer software company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. ... CentOS is a freely available Linux distribution which is based on Red Hats commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Pie Box Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution that is an alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Red Hat prices start at $179). ... Scientific Linux 4. ... Aerial view of the Fermilab site. ... CERN logo The European Organization for Nuclear Research (French: ), commonly known as CERN (see Naming), pronounced (or in French), is the worlds largest particle physics laboratory, situated just northwest of Geneva on the border between France and Switzerland. ... Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. ... SME Server is a Linux distribution offering an operating system for computers used as web, file, email and database servers. ... White Box Enterprise Linux is a free Linux distribution that is an alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Red Hat prices start at $179). ... A number of commercial products are based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. ...


Others (RPM-based)

Distribution Description
aLinux A distribution for home use designed to be equivalent to Windows XP Home (formerly known as Peanut Linux).
ALT Linux Several distributions including Master, Compact, and Junior. Provides support for Cyrillic languages.
Annvix A security-focused server distribution. Originally based on Mandrake 9.2 but has diverged a lot.
Ark Linux A distribution focused on ease of use and ease of learning.
Berry Linux A medium-sized Fedora-based distribution that provides support in Japanese and English.
Caixa Mágica A Portuguese distribution.
Caldera Linux Caldera bought SCO then took the SCO name and no longer produces a Linux distribution. Last release: 3.1.1 - Jan. 30, 2002
cAos Linux A general purpose distribution. Designed to have low overhead, run on older hardware, and be easily customizable
EduLinux A distribution for educational purposes (cf. Guadalinex, Skolelinux).
EnGarde Secure Linux Server-only distribution designed to be secure.
Linkat A distribution promoted by the government of Catalonia, Spain.
Mandriva Linux Free Free
MCNLive A Mandriva-based distribution designed to run from CD or USB Flash Drive, focused on multimedia, internet, graphics.
PCLinuxOS A Live CD distribution. Originally based on Mandrake 9.2. Later rebased on Mandriva 2007.
QiLinux Made in Italy, completely from scratch. The QiLinux staff has developed a desktop and live version as well as a server and advanced server version.
Red Flag Linux A distribution developed in China and optimized for the Chinese market.
Red Hat Linux Split into Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The last official release was Red Hat Linux 9 in March 2003.
SAM Linux A live and installation CD based on PCLinuxOS 2007 and Xfce.
Sharif Linux A bilingual Persian-English distribution for the Iranian market.[citation needed]
SUSE Linux A desktop-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc.. SUSE is one of the most popular distributions in Europe. Like Red Hat Linux, it is a large distribution on several CDs/DVDs. Free Eval versions are available for the SUSE Linux Enterprise versions.
  • openSUSE - A branch developed by the community and sponsored by Novell. openSUSE maintains a strict policy of insuring all code in the standard installs will be from Free/Libre/Open-Source Software solutions, including Linux kernel Modules. Novell's enterprise Linux products are all based on the codebase that comes out of the openSUSE project.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server - A server-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc. and targeted at the business market.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (previously branded Novell Linux Desktop) - A desktop-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc. and targeted at the enterprise market.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time - A specialized version of the SUSE distribution from Novell designed to support low latency for time critical operations.
Trustix A distribution focused on security.
Turbolinux Based on Red Hat Linux.
Vine Linux A Japanese distribution based on Red Hat Linux.
YOPER A desktop distribution from New Zealand that focuses on optimizing system performance for workstation use.

aLinux is a distribution of Linux formerly called Peanut Linux. ... ALT Linux is a set of GNU/Linux distributions based upon its development project, ALT Linux Sisyphus. ... The Cyrillic alphabet (or azbuka, from the old name of the first two letters) is an alphabet used for several East and South Slavic languages; (Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, and Ukrainian) and many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. ... Annvix is a security focused operating system based on Mandriva (originally forked from Mandrake Linux 9. ... Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux) is a Linux distribution created by Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft). ... Ark Linux is a free Linux distribution focusing on ease of use and ease of learning, while remaining technically sane, and including current versions of all included software. ... Berry Linux is a LiveCD Linux distribution based on Fedora. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... cAos Linux is a community maintained and managed, RPM based Linux distribution. ... Edulinux is a Linux distribution from Quebec, Canada based on Mandrake Linux. ... EnGarde Secure Linux is a highly-secure open source server operating system built on a foundation of Security Enhanced Linux SELinux policies. ... Linkat is an RPM-based Linux distribution developed for the Ministry of Education of Generalitat de Catalunya. ... This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ... Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux) is a Linux distribution created by Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft). ... MCNLive is a Mandriva-based LiveCD and LiveUSB Linux distribution. ... PCLinuxOS, often abbreviated as PCLOS, is a desktop Linux distribution. ... Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux) is a Linux distribution created by Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft). ... QiLinux is the Italian Linux distribution born in Turin and made completely from scratch for desktop, server and enterprise server. ... Screenshot of Red Flag Linux Workstation version 5. ... Red Hat Linux was a popular Linux distribution assembled by Red Hat until the early 2000s, when it was discontinued. ... Fedora Core is an RPM-based Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. ... Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. ... SAM Linux Desktop, a live and installation CD based on PCLinuxOS 2007, is a Xfce 4. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Bold text Desktop computer with several common peripherals (Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone and a printer) A desktop computer is a gay electronic machine computer which convert raw data into meaningful information, made for use on a desk in an office or home and is distinguished from portable computers such... Novell was also the name of a road bicycle racing team. ... openSUSE is a community project, sponsored by Novell, to develop and maintain a general purpose Linux distribution. ... For the road bicycle racing team previously known as Novell, see Rabobank (cycling). ... Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a Linux distribution supplied by Novell, targeted at the business market. ... Novell was also the name of a road bicycle racing team. ... SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), formerly Novell Linux Desktop is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell and targeted at the business market. ... SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (rebranded from Novell Linux Desktop) is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc. ... Novell was also the name of a road bicycle racing team. ... In computing, Trustix Secure Linux is a Linux distribution intended for use on servers and focused on security and stability. ... Turbolinux is a Linux distribution company, whose distribution is popular in Asia. ... Vine Linux is a Japanese Linux distribution based on Red Hat Linux. ... Yoper running on KDE Desktop. ...

Slackware-based

Slackware is known as a highly customizable distribution that stresses ease of maintenance and reliability over cutting edge software and automated tools. Generally considered a distribution for advanced users, it is often suggested to those who want to learn the inner workings of a Linux operating system. Slackware was one of the earliest Linux distributions, and is the oldest, and most UNIX-like, distribution still being maintained[1]. It was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux, Inc. ...

Distribution Description
Austrumi A business card size (50 MB) bootable live CD
BasicLinux A mini linux designed to run in old PCs (386). Has a certain degree of compatibility with Slackware packages.
Frugalware A general purpose Linux distribution designed for intermediate users.
GoblinX A live CD that features multiple customizable desktop environments.
HostGIS HostGIS Linux is a Slackware based distribution specifically made for handling GIS information.
NimbleX NimbleX is a highly customizable Slackware based distribution oriented towards user friendliness.
Slackintosh An unofficial port of Slackware to the PowerPC architecture.
Slamd64 An unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture.
Bluewhite64 An unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture.
SLAX A very popular live CD which aims to provide a complete desktop for general use. Permanent installation of SLAX is not recommended or supported, it is designed for "live" use only.
Topologilinux Designed to run from within Microsoft Windows, Topologilinux can be installed without any changes to the user's hard disk.
Vector Linux A lightweight distribution designed to be easy to use even for new users. Generally considered well suited for older hardware.
Zenwalk Linux Originally a minimal version of Slackware, Zenwalk has evolved into a very different operating system; however, compatibility with Slackware is still maintained.

AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a business card size (50MB) bootable live CD Linux distribution. ... Gnoppix 0. ... BasicLinux is a mini Linux distribution that runs from a DOS partition or two floppy disks on very minimal hardware (4 MB or two empty 1. ... Frugalware Linux is a general-purpose Linux distribution, designed for intermediate users, who are familiar with command-line operations. ... GoblinX is a Linux distribution based on Slackware and is a Live CD. GoblinX is a Live-CD that is based on the excellent Slackware distribution. ... Gnoppix 0. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... HostGIS Linux is a Slackware based Linux distribution. ... A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing data that has a spatial specialized form of an information system. ... NimbleX is a small Linux distribution which is able to run from a CD or USB flash drive. ... Slackintosh is a port of Slackware GNU/Linux to the NewWorld Macintosh PowerPC architecture. ... PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... Slamd64 is the first unofficial port of Slackware to the x86 64 architecture that is compiled to work on both AMD64 and EM64T. The port started in January 2005 with public releases starting a few months later. ... The AMD64 or x86-64 is a 64-bit processor architecture invented by AMD. It is a superset of the x86 architecture, which it natively supports. ... The AMD64 or x86-64 is a 64-bit processor architecture invented by AMD. It is a superset of the x86 architecture, which it natively supports. ... SLAX is a Linux Live CD based on Slackware. ... Gnoppix 0. ... Topologilinux is a free Linux distribution to be run on or inside an existing Microsoft Windows system. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... 1. ... VL 5 SOHO Lilo boot screen Vector Linux aims to be a user-friendly Linux distribution for Intel, AMD and x86 platforms based on the earlier Slackware distribution. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

SLAX-Based

SLAX's modularity and reputation of quality have made it a popular base for other live CD projects. Gnoppix 0. ...

Distribution Description
Arudius An information assurance suite that includes many vulnerability assessment utilities and source code auditing tools.
BackTrack A network security suite developed by RemoteExploit.org. It includes many penetration testing utilities and development tools. While BackTrack is principally used as a live CD, it can also be installed permanently.
DNALinux A small distribution designed for running bioinformatics software, including BLAST and EMBOSS.
SLAMPP Designed to be used on a home server.

Arudius is a Linux LiveCD distribution for information assurance. ... Vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying and quantifying vulnerabilities in a system. ... The backtrack is a footpath in Whitley Bay, from Monkseaton towards Beaumont Park and later Holywell and New Hartley. ... A penetration test is a method of evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack by a malicious user, known as a cracker (though often incorrectly referred to as a hacker). ... Gnoppix 0. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Map of the human X chromosome (from the NCBI website). ... This article is about the bioinformatics software tool. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Others

The following distributions either use another packaging system, do not use any, or are simply not categorized.

Distribution Description
Arch Linux An i686- and x86-64-optimized, independently developed distribution targeted at experienced users. Arch runs on a rolling release system and uses the pacman utility for package management. Extra software to customize the system is added via pacman from the Arch repositories.
Coyote Linux Router/firewall distribution.
CRUX CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is "keep it simple", which is reflected in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages
DD-WRT Embedded firewall distribution.
DeLi Linux A desktop based mini distribution with office suite, web browser and other graphical programs to run on a 486. Built from scratch with some influences from Slackware and CRUX.
Devil-Linux firewall/router/server distribution running from CD.
DSLinux Version of Linux designed for the Nintendo DS.
dyne:bolic LiveCD geared toward multimedia (audio and video) production, but comes with other non-media specific application (eg: word processor, desktop publisher). It is completely free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.
Familiar Linux Distribution for iPAQ handhelds.
Fli4l a single floppy ISDN, DSL and Ethernet-Router.
Foresight Linux A distribution built around the Conary package manager.
FREESCO A free replacement for proprietary routers supporting up to 10 network cards and up to 10 modems.
Fedora A free workstation for home or company workers.
GeeXboX LiveCD media center distribution, mainly to play special-encoded video files (eg: .ogg, XVID) on home theater.
GoboLinux An alternative Linux distribution which redefines the entire file system hierarchy by installing everything belonging to one application in one folder under /Programs, and using symlinks from /System and its subfolders to point to the proper files.
Hikarunix A distro solely for studying and playing the game of Go.
IPCop Router/firewall distribution.
iPodLinux Embedded Linux firmware for the Apple iPod based on the µCLinux kernel.
Jlime Distribution for the HP Jornada handhelds.
Lunar Linux A source code-based distribution descended from Sorcerer GNU/Linux.
Lycoris Desktop/LX: Fell down to one employee and then acquired by Mandriva.
MCC Interim Linux MCC Interim Linux, possibly the first Linux distribution. Created by the Manchester Computing Centre in February of 1992.
MkLinux A distribution for PowerPC systems that runs the Linux kernel as a server on top of the Mach microkernel.
Mobilinux By Montavista for smartphones.
MontaVista Linux Embedded systems distro by MontaVista Software.
NASLite a floppy-based Linux designed to turn an old computer into a simple Network Attached Storage device.
NimbleX A modular distribution intended for non-experienced users. It runs from the CD/USB.
Nitix Developed by Net Integration Technologies Inc., Nitix claims to be the first autonomic Linux-based server operating system.
Pardus Developed in Turkey. It uses PISI as package manager, COMAR as configuration framework.
PS2 Linux Sony Computer Entertainment distribution released officially for the PlayStation 2 video game console.
Puppy Linux A mini distribution which runs well under low-end PCs - even under 32 MB RAM. Includes Slackware 12 support (since version 3).
Rocks Cluster Distribution A distribution for building a High-performance computing computer cluster.
rPath A distribution built around the Conary package manager.
Sentry Firewall A firewall, server or intrusion detection system distribution.
SliTaz GNU/Linux A small desktop distro. The ISO is 25 MB; runs entirely in RAM.
SmoothWall Router/firewall distribution.
Softlanding Linux System One of the earliest distributions, developed from 1992-1994; Slackware was originally based on it.
Sorcerer A source code-based distribution.
Source Mage GNU/Linux A source code-based distribution, descended from Sorcerer.
Tinfoil Hat Linux Bootable floppy distribution focusing on extreme security
tomsrtbt Root boot disk.
Tuga Commercial desktop distribution made in Italy, based on QiLinux.
Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X One of the oldest Linux distributions, not updated since 1995.

Arch Linux is a Linux distribution inspired by CRUX and intended to be lightweight and simple for advanced users. ... i686 is the name given to the similar instruction sets used by several Intel and Intel-compatible microprocessors. ... The AMD64 or x86-64 is a 64-bit processor architecture invented by AMD. It is a superset of the x86 architecture, which it natively supports. ... In Software Development, a Rolling Release approach refers to a continuously evolving software system, where a released system artifact set and the system stability do not differ significantly from any unreleased set close to the release time. ... Pacman is a software package manager, developed as part of the Linux distribution Arch Linux. ... Coyote Linux is a very small distribution of Linux, including the operating system and the necessary services for a firewall/router, intended for easy NAT sharing of an internet connection with a single IP address among many computers on a local network, using spare commodity hardware. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... i686 is the name given to the similar instruction sets used by several Intel and Intel-compatible microprocessors. ... The term KISS is an acronym of the phrase Keep It Simple, Stupid, and the KISS principle states that design simplicity should be a key goal and unnecessary complexity avoided. ... In computing, the tar file format is a type of archive file format: the Tape ARchive format. ... BSD redirects here; for other uses see BSD (disambiguation). ... DD-WRT was originally designed for routers like this Linksys WRT54G, but will now run on a variety of routers DD-WRT is free Linux-based firmware for several wireless routers, most notably the Linksys WRT54G (including the WRT54GL and WRT54GS). ... Desktop Light Linux (short DeLi Linux) is a Desktop Linux distribution for old PCs. ... For the processor, see Intel 80486. ... Slackware was one of the earliest Linux distributions, and is the oldest, and most UNIX-like, distribution still being maintained[1]. It was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux, Inc. ... CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. ... Devil Linux is a Linux distribution which is often put on an older PC that would otherwise go to waste for use as a router/firewall. ... The DSLinux Logo DSLinux is a port of the Linux operating system to the Nintendo DS. It is currently in its early stages. ... The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... Gnoppix 0. ... Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. ... The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a non-profit corporation founded in October 1985 by Richard Stallman to support the free software movement (free as in freedom), and in particular the GNU project. ... Familiar Linux is a replacement for Windows CE on iPAQ machines and other personal digital assistants (PDAs). ... Fli4l is a MiniLinux distribution developed by German developers. ... Foresight Desktop Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution of free and non-free software. ... Conary is a free software package management system created by rPath Inc and distributed under the terms of the Common Public License. ... FREESCO (stands for FREE ciSCO) is a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 10 ethernet/arcnet/token ring/arlan network cards and up to 10 modems. ... Fedora (previously called Fedora Core) is an RPM-based, general purpose Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. ... GeeXboX is a free Linux distribution providing a media center software suite for personal computers. ... Gnoppix 0. ... GoboLinux is an alternative Linux distribution. ... For library and office filing systems, see Library classification. ... Hikarunix is a dropped GNU/Linux distribution in LiveCD format for the x86 architecture. ... Go is a strategic board game for two players. ... IPCop is a Linux distribution which aims to provide a simple-to-manage firewall appliance based on PC hardware. ... Image:IPodLinux. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with embedded microprocessor. ... Jornada Linux Mobility Edition (JLime for short) is a Linux distribution aimed for the HP Jornada platform . ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... HP Jornada 560 Series The Jornada was a line of personal digital assistants or PDAs manufactured by HP computers. ... Lunar Linux is a source based Linux distribution. ... Sorcerer GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... MCC Interim Linux is an obsolete Linux distribution, first released by Owen Le Blanc of the Manchester Computing Centre (part of the University of Manchester, England) in February 1992,[1] and has the distinction of being the first distribution capable of being independently installed on a computer. ... MkLinux is an Open Source Software project, initiated by OSF Research Institute and Apple Computer, in order to port Linux to the PowerPC platform. ... PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... Mach is an operating system kernel developed at Carnegie-Mellon University to support operating system research, primarily distributed and parallel computation. ... Mobilinux is a Linux based OS targetting smartphones and announced by MontaVista Software on April 25, 2005. ... MontaVista Software develops systems software, development tools and Embedded Linux-based software targeting consumer electronics which includes automotive electronics, communications equipment, and television set-top boxes and other connected devices and infrastructure. ... MontaVista Software develops systems software, development tools and Linux-based software targeting consumer electronics which includes automotive electronics, communications equipment, and television set-top boxes and other connected devices and infrastructure. ... MontaVista Software develops systems software, development tools and Embedded Linux-based software targeting consumer electronics which includes automotive electronics, communications equipment, and television set-top boxes and other connected devices and infrastructure. ... NASLite is a Linux distribution which fits onto a 1. ... NimbleX is a small Linux distribution which is able to run from a CD or USB flash drive. ... Nitix (properly pronounced /nitiks/) is a retail Linux distribution, produced in Canada. ... Anatomy and Physiology of the A.N.S. In contrast to the voluntary nervous system, the involuntary or autonomic nervous system is responsible for homeostasis, maintaining a relatively constant internal environment by controlling such involuntary functions as digestion, respiration, and metabolism, and by modulating energy needed to cope with stressful... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Linux Kit for PlayStation 2 was released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2002 and included the Linux software, keyboard, mouse, VGA adapter, Network Adaptor (Ethernet only) and a 40 GB hard disk drive (HDD). ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. ... PS2 redirects here. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Puppy Linux is a Live CD Linux distribution that is very small and focuses on ease of use. ... Slackware was one of the earliest Linux distributions, and is the oldest, and most UNIX-like, distribution still being maintained[1]. It was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux, Inc. ... Rocks Cluster Distribution is a Linux distribution intended for computer clusters. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Supercomputing. ... An example of a Computer cluster A computer cluster is a group of tightly coupled computers that work together closely so that in many respects they can be viewed as though they are a single computer. ... For information on relative paths in dynamic linking, please see rpath (linking) The correct title of this article is rPath. ... Conary is a free software package management system created by rPath Inc and distributed under the terms of the Common Public License. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An Intrusion Detection System or IDS is a software tool used to detect unauthorised access to a computer system or network. ... ISO has many meanings: Iso is the stem of the Latin transliteration of the Greek word ίσος (ísos, meaning equal). The iso- prefix in English derives from this and means equality or similarity. ... SmoothWall is a firewall distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system. ... Softlanding Linux System (SLS) was an early Linux distribution, founded by Peter MacDonald in mid-1992. ... Slackware was one of the earliest Linux distributions, and is the oldest, and most UNIX-like, distribution still being maintained[1]. It was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux, Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Source Mage GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tinfoil Hat Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for paranoid security. ... tomsrtbt (pronounced: Toms Root Boot) is a very small Linux distribution—MiniLinux. ... Tuga is the Italian Linux distribution built from QiLinux for desktop systems. ...

References

  1. ^ sidux - debian based live CD development

See also

Free software Portal

Image File history File links Free_Software_Portal_Logo. ... Technical variations include support for different hardware devices and systems or software package configurations. ... This list contains Linux distributions specifically designed to be used as the operating system of a machine acting as a router and/or a firewall. ... This is a large list of LiveDistros. ...

External links

  • DistroWatch.com - Compares all significant Linux distributions in detail.
This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For a broader comparison of closed source and Open Source software, see Comparison of open source and closed source. ... Criticism of Linux focuses on issues concerning use of the Linux operating system as a desktop workstation. ... The GNU logo, drawn by Etienne Suvasa The GNU Project was announced in 1983 by Richard Stallman. ... This timeline shows the development of the Linux kernel. ... The Linux kernel is a Unix-like operating system kernel. ... Originally written for Intels i386 processor, very early in its history, the Linux Kernel was re-coded for easy portability. ... Linus Law can refer to two notions, both named after Linus Torvalds. ... The GNU/Linux naming controversy is a dispute among members of the free and open source software community about how to refer to the computer operating systems commonly called Linux. GNU/Linux is the term promoted by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), its founder Richard Stallman, and its supporters, for... The SCO-Linux controversies are a series of legal and public disputes between the software company SCO Group (SCO) and various Linux vendors and users. ... Tux, as originally drawn by Larry Ewing Tux (also known as Tux the Penguin) is the official mascot of the Linux kernel. ... Image File history File links Tux. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Ubuntu, a popular Linux Distribution A Linux distribution (also called GNU/Linux distribution and often simply distribution or distro) is a member of the Linux family of Unix-like computer operating systems. ... Technical variations include support for different hardware devices and systems or software package configurations. ... Gnoppix 0. ... A LiveDistro is a Linux distribution that is executed upon boot, without installation on a hard drive. ... A live USB is a USB flash drive containing a full operating system which can be booted. ... The standard MiniLinux logo The term Mini Linux (or Mini Linux Distribution) refers to any Linux distribution that fits on memory card or a small number of floppies, usually one or two. ... Linux package formats are the different file formats used to package software for various GNU/Linux distributions. ... A screenshot of alsamixer ALSA (an acronym for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing drivers for sound cards. ... Desktop Linux, also Linux on the desktop (LOTD) is the application of the GNU/Linux operating system on a desktop computer. ... Because of the open source philosophy that linux brings to the software world, many people have ported the linux kernel to run on devices other than a computer. ... Embedded Linux is a Linux based embedded operating system used in cell phones, personal digital assistants, media player handsets and other consumer electronics devices. ... Linux gaming refers to playing and developing games for Linux operating systems. ... The acronym LAMP refers to a solution stack of software, usually free software / open-source software, used to run dynamic Web sites or servers. ... Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) is an add-on package for Linux that allows many people to simultaneously use the same computer. ... Jono Bacon is a writer and developer based in the United Kingdom. ... Benjamin Mako Hill (b. ... Andrew Morton is a Linux kernel developer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Ari Lemmke (born December 12, 1963) is the person who gave Linux its name. ... Ian Murdock (born April 28, 1973, in Konstanz, Germany) is the founder of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and Progeny Linux Systems, a commercial Linux company. ... Hans Thomas Reiser (born December 19, 1963) is an American computer programmer famous for his contributions to free software in the field of file systems. ... Scott James Remnant is a free and open source software developer. ... Daniel Robbins is a software developer best known as the founder and former chief architect of the Gentoo Linux project. ... Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who was the second self-funded space tourist and first African in space. ... Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often abbreviated rms,[2] is an American software freedom activist, hacker,[3] and software developer. ... Linus Benedict Torvalds ( ; ; born December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish software engineer best known for initiating the development of the Linux kernel. ... Patrick Volkerding (born 1967) is the founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution. ... When I first started selling mepis on my website I did it the legal way. ... Matt Zimmerman is a technologist and free software and open source developer. ... Enterprise Open Source Journal (or EOSJ) is a computing magazine self-published online magazine. ... The cover of the April 2006 issue. ... Linux. ... Linux Format was the UKs first Linux-specific magazine, and is currently the best-selling Linux title in the UK. It is also exported to many countries worldwide. ... The Linux Gazette is the name of two different monthly Linux webzines, though LinuxGazette. ... Linux Journal is a monthly magazine published by SpecializedSystemsConsultants (SSC) of Seattle, first published in March 1994. ... The Linux Magazin is a German professional journal. ... Linux Magazin (ISSN 1432-640X) is a German professional journal. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... LWN.net is a computing news site with an emphasis on Free/Libre/Open-Source Software and software for Unix-like operating systems. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Phoronix is a technology website that offers product reviews, Linux distribution screenshots, interviews, and news while maintaining a pure Linux orientation. ... This is a large list of LiveDistros. ... The Linux Foundation (LF) is a non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. ... A Linux User Group or Linux Users Group (LUG) is a private, generally non-profit or not-for-profit organization that provides support and/or education for Linux users, particularly for inexperienced users. ... The Linux Standard Base, or LSB, is a joint project by several GNU/Linux distributions under the organizational structure of The Free Standards Group to standardize the internal structure of Linux-based operating systems. ... Promotional poster for two disc edition of Revolution OS Revolution OS is a documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, Free Software and the Open Source movement. ... The Tanenbaum-Torvalds debate is a famous debate started in 1992 by Andrew S. Tanenbaum with Linus Torvalds regarding Linux and kernel architecture in general on Usenet discussion group comp. ...

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