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Types of Linux



Linux is PC-UNIX within which the kernel was created for PC/AT compatibles by Linus Torvalds of Finland.
The name is derived from the kernel's creator.
Distribution
Although Linux is originally the kernel created by Linus, it does not function as an OS generally available with only the kernel.
To perform as Associate in Nursing OS, various software applications must be combined with the kernel.
Thus, the mix of the kernel and a few application software system supporting it to be used as a OS is named a "distribution".

Types of distribution



A number of application software programs as well as the kernel is needed to run as an OS, but software applications necessary depend on the specific purpose of use or policy.
This is the distinction of distributions, so there are many distributions.

The biggest distinction is that the management technique of a package (software) shown as follows:

RedHat series



The package management is by rpm. It is easy to install, upgrade and so on.
The main distributions are the following:
RedHat Linux
Turbo Linux
LASER5 Linux
Kondara MNU/Linux
Vine Linux
There area unit a lot of distributions than alternative series of UNIX operating system.

Slackware series



Since it has no management tool, users manage all.
It needs extended data, but it has a high degree of flexibility, so it is popular among the users understanding the system.

The main distributions are the following:

Slackware
Plamo Linux
Debian series

The package management is by deb. It is more powerful than that by rpm and closely manages even the dependency relation among the software.

The main distribution is the following:

Debian GNU/Linux

How to select a distribution



To select a distribution, you have to understand the purpose of use or the policy at which the distribution aims at. Here, I will show you the differences of the distributions I found after using them.

RedHat Linux



Practically all of the Linux of RedHat series are based on this distribution, so the introduction of a new kernel is earlier than in other distributions. However, it might have more trouble in the first version (version *.0) than other distributions of the RedHat series.

For neophilia, I recommend version *.1 or later.

Turbo Linux



It is moderately good for use in companies. There are various types, such as for servers in Turbo Linux.
LASER5 Linux

This distribution allows for the easy use of Japanese, developed on the basis of RedHat Linux. (Note that RedHat can be used in Japanese as well.)

Most of the software for RedHat Linux can be used.

Kondara MNU/Linux



Based on RedHat Linux, this distribution has introduced new useful software. Therefore, it has different parts from other distributions of RedHat series.
For anyone liking novelties.

Vine Linux



A Distribution with emphasis on the stability and enhancement of Japanese environments, Based on RedHat Linux. There are fewer version upgrades than other distributions of RedHat series.
For anyone wanting to use Japanese in plenty.

Slackware



The oldest distribution of Linux. Considerable knowledge is required for package management. It is also necessary to personally set up the Japanese environment.
For professionals or anyone wanting to understand the system "with a will".

Plamo Linux



Distribution which supports Japanese, based on Slackware.
Although it supports Japanese, extended data is needed, as within the case of Slackware.

Debian GNU/Linux
Distribution with enhanced package management. It was developed mainly by users.
For anyone wanting to engage in the developm

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