Which Linux distribution should I use?

Posted on Monday, Jun 20 2005 @ 04:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tip Monkies decided to help Linux newbies by comparing all the major Linux distributions with each other. Here's a short snip from the article:
There are two major trunks for most Linux distros. There are plenty of ground up distros, but most are derived either from RedHat using RPMs (RPM stands for RedHat Package Manager) or Debian using dpkg files. This file formats are used to install software on your computer. Currently, the biggest distros not derived from RedHat or Debian are Slackware and Gentoo which also have their own package management systems with various advantages/disadvantages.
You can find the guide here

Some related Linux news from last week. Firstly we have Theo de Raadt from OpenBSD who claimed Linux is garbage. And then there was also an article which claimed Linux is it's own biggest enemy


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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