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Old 11-04-2003, 05:23 AM   #1
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Question Which LINUX distribution i should prefer for my Project report ??


We have come to a problem that we have to develope a report on a network Operating system ... We prefer to use Linux. But now we are facing problem that which flavor should we use other that *RedHat and *Slackware. Also tell me how we categorize FreeBSD is it a Linux flavour or Unix. So which one is better FreeBSD, Debian or Mandrake which could also help us in future when we use it ...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:30 AM   #2
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Well, since you posted here, and I'm a Debian nut, I'll say go with Debian. It may not have the prettiest installer but it's not worse than OpenBSD.

FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and so on are *not* Linux distributions. Linux is the kernel that makes Linux Linux, while the *BSD systems have their own kernels. Most of these open Unix-like systems (both Linux and BSD ones) are more or less based on the GNU operating system and are pretty similar in appearance and functionality. The GNU OS is a free (free as in freedom) set of commands most people assume will be available on a Unix-like system. Linux would probably not have been very successful if there wasn't already an OS (without a kernel) to match the kernel with in order to produce a usable system. The opposite is also true - the GNU project has benefited vastly from the success of Linux, so they both support each other.

However, in order to further confuse you I have to mention there is a Debian GNU/FreeBSD project, where the Linux kernel is replaced by the FreeBSD kernel and all packages recompiled and updated to work with FreeBSD instead of Linux, with Debian's superior package management still in place. There is also Debian GNU/Hurd.

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Old 11-04-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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try Xandros
its new its debian
simply, reliable, linux.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:24 AM   #4
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