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Old 07-16-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Difference between versions


Hi All,

I am very new to the linux operating system. I want to know the difference between the versions like redhat,fedora,centos,ubuntu,mandrake.Anyone please tell me about Source code of linux and tell me the place where to find that.

Thanks!!
 
Old 07-16-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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www.distrowatch.com
www.kernel.org
 
Old 07-16-2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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Hi All,

I am very new to the linux operating system. I want to know the difference between the versions like redhat,fedora,centos,ubuntu,mandrake.Anyone please tell me about Source code of linux and tell me the place where to find that.

Thanks!!
distrowatch.org is a good place for this information. That have a table layout with all the information as well as the versions of the software that are installed with them.

or a command that you can use to find kernel version is
Code:
uname -r
or for all the kernel information use
Code:
uname -a
Sorry Tinkster I read too fast and just saw that you had distrowatch on there.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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Thank you very much
 
Old 07-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #5
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At internal level, distros vary in many details. Administration can be quite different from one to another.

As a regular user, the differences are mostly (and from my point of view) three fundamental ones:
  • the default configuration
  • the default look
  • the package manager

The first two can be changed to a big degree usually, though admittedly some distros are far easier to customize than others. The third one usually can't be changed (well, nothing is impossible, but at that point, you just change to another distro).


The source code for the linux kernel is at kernel.org, the source code for the rest of applications, are on their respective home pages usually.
 
  


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