The Linux world is incredibly diverse, but it started with a few major Linux distributions. Here’s who they are!

If I read the “Red Hat Linux” part, I’m not sure if they are talking about an actual “Red Hat” distribution or the Red Hat enterprise. I would say the latter.

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The entire article loaded fine for me so I didn’t notice, but try this:

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Number 4 should be Gentoo. They say it’s too complicated but somehow that’s not a problem for Slackware. Lame.

I remember picking up a Slackware 1.0 CD at a computer show. Linux has been my one and only OS from then on.

Gentoo is younger than the distros mentioned, and is not in the same league in terms of influence.

Gentoo is not complicated just time consuming.

So you tab over to a TV show, or hug your dog, or make a sandwich.

You kids and your instant gratification. Back in the Slackware 1.0 days you had to download packages over a 28.8kbps PPP connection with 300ms plus latency. And that was fast as hell compared to the 2400 bps xmodem BBS days.

Didn’t say it was time consuming like it was bad. Its just what happens when you have to compile most programs in the OS. Just listing tradeoffs dude.

Also wasn’t the whole point of progress to make things better overall than to laude over people on how you had it worse?

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.


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