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Old 06-03-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
anandt4u
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These are the distributions that i found in this site

Amigo, Arch, Buffalo, cAos, CollegeLinux, Conectiva, DamnSmallLinux, Debian, DNALinux, Feather, Fedora, JDS, Libranet, Linare, Linspire, Linux From Scratch, Mandriva, MEPIS, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse/Novell, Ubuntu, VectorLinux, Yoper

can someone explain what are the differences between each. Because i guess everything is going to based on the same kernel with some added patches.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally posted by anandt4u
These are the distributions that i found in this site

Amigo, Arch, Buffalo, cAos, CollegeLinux, Conectiva, DamnSmallLinux, Debian, DNALinux, Feather, Fedora, JDS, Libranet, Linare, Linspire, Linux From Scratch, Mandriva, MEPIS, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse/Novell, Ubuntu, VectorLinux, Yoper

can someone explain what are the differences between each. Because i guess everything is going to based on the same kernel with some added patches.
That would take a really long time. You are better on your own, reading, searching and above them all, trying them all by yourself. Read reviews at distrowatch:

http://distrowatch.com/

and at LinuxQuestions.org:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/reviews/index.php?cat=2
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:37 PM   #3
anandt4u
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actually i dont have a PC in my house...i use the one in my univ and i dont have the liberty to try to try out all the versions. I have heard about live cds. Do all the distros support them?? and do i need to have windows admin rights or something to try them out
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:50 PM   #4
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Not all distros have livecds but a lot do. You don't need admin rights to try them, you just need to be sure your university allows you to boot the computer from a cdrom, a lot of schools have the boot sequence set up to boot from the HD, not from floppies or cd's, you can possibly change this but I will leave that to you.

Listen to Megaman X and check out distrowatch.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:58 PM   #5
anandt4u
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Originally posted by bosewicht
Not all distros have livecds but a lot do. You don't need admin rights to try them, you just need to be sure your university allows you to boot the computer from a cdrom, a lot of schools have the boot sequence set up to boot from the HD, not from floppies or cd's, you can possibly change this but I will leave that to you.

Listen to Megaman X and check out distrowatch.
i am going throught the site. Anyway tx for the info. Even though i am allowed to format and install a new OS, i can boot from the cd. So will try that out
 
  


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