What Is a Linux Distribution?

in Categories News last updated November 11, 2005

The Linux kernel may be the star of the show, but like any star, it needs a supporting cast. In this case, the supporting cast is known as a Linux distribution–a useful set of system and application programs bundled with the OS. Edd Dumbill serves up overviews of the major Linux distributions as well as the specialist distros, and for who (or what) each distro is best suited.

New article from O’reilly’s Linuxdevcenter covers following topics

1. Moving Over from Windows and Mac OS X
2. Choosing a Linux Distribution
3. Useful Jargon
4. Finding Out More

It is a good read for all Linux newbie. Read full article

Also don’t forget to check out TurboGears a Python-Based Framework for Rapid Web Development quick intro article.

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