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Old 06-03-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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LXer: What is a Linux Distribution?


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The first thing that puzzles someone new to Linux is the concept of Linux distribution. When you want to get Linux on your computer, what you install is actually a Linux "distribution" that contains a Linux kernel and some applications like Firefox (web browser) and Open Office (word processor and spreadsheet). To help you understand what is a Linux distribution I will take the Windows world as an example.

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