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YaFSUG: Distroz.

What is commonly called Linux is a kernel, the aspect of an Operating System that interfaces between software and hardware platforms.

A linux Distribution or Distro is a Unix-like operating system built around the kernel utilising GNU Tools, Libraries, Applications, Documentation and other assorted free software/open-source software, and possibly proprietary software.

It may also include A Window System, A Window Manager, and Desktop Environment for a full fledge Operating System for Servers, Desktops, and Appliances suitable for productive day 2 day use.

Nowadays this applies to GNU/Linux, UNIX/BSDs, and other FOSS systems.

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What Iz
Distroz
GNU/Linux - DEDIAN BASED.
Package Base Distro Homepage Shots Description
DEB Debian GNU/Linux Debian VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of GNU/Linux Debian 5.0 (Stable/Lenny)
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DEB Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Edubuntu
Xubuntu
Ubuntu VIEW

Distro Release: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu 8.04.3 LTS (Hardy) or 9.04 "Jaunty".
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DEB Xandros Xandros VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of Xandros Desktop OS V 4.1
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DEB 64 Studio 64Studio On Site

Distro Release: New Release of 64 Studio 3.0
Software for digital content creation on x86_64 & x86_32 hardware.
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DEB Vyatta Vyatta On Site

Distro Release: New Release of VC5 - Vyatta Community Edition 5.0.2
An installable livecd for use as a Router/Firewall.
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GNU/Linux - SOURCE BASED.
Package Base Distro Homepage Shots Description
TGZ The Slackware Linux Project Slackware VIEW The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities.
Distro Release: New Release of Slackware 12.2
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SRC (Portage) Gentoo Linux Gentoo Linux VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of Gentoo Linux 2008.0
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SRC (Portage) SabayonLinux Sabayon VIEW

Distro Release: SabayonLinux 4.1 has been released.
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TGZ Vector Linux Vector Linux VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of VectorLinux 6.0
Vector Linux is a small, fast, Intel based Linux operating system for PC style computers.
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--- dyne:bolic dynebolic VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of dyne:bolic 2.5.2 (dhoruba)
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GNU/Linux - RPM BASED.
Package Base Distro Homepage Shots Description
RPM CentOS CentOS VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of CentOS 5.3 i386.
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RPM trixbox
TrixBox On Site

Distro Release: New Release trixbox CE 2.6.2
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RPM OpenSuSE OpenSuSE VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of OpenSuSE 11.1
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RPM Fedora Fedora VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of Fedora 11
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RPM JackLab Audio Distribution JackLab VIEW

Distro Release: New Release of JackLab 1.0 based on OPenSuSE 10.2
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UNIX: - BSDs
Package Base Distro Homepage Shots Description
TGZ FreeBSD FreeBSD  

FreeBSD is an advanced UN*X-like operating system. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
Distro Release: New Release of FreeBSD 7.1
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TGZ OpenBSD OpenBSD  

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system.Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.
Distro Release: New Release of OpenBSD 4.4
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TGZ DesktopBSD DesktopBSD VIEW DesktopBSD is an operating system based on FreeBSD and the FreeSBIE live CD. Its main goal is to provide a desktop operating system that is easy to use, but still has all the functionality and power of BSD.
Distro Release: New Release of DesktopBSD 1.6
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TGZ pfSense Go There VIEW pfSense is a open source firewall derived from the m0n0wall operating system platform with OpenBSD's ported Packet Filter, FreeBSD 6.1 ALTQ (HFSC) for excellent packet queueing and finally an integrated package management system.
Distro Release: New Release of pfSense 1.2.2
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UNIX: - SYS V
Package Base Distro Homepage Shots Description
pkgadm open Solaris FreeBSD  

Solaris is a computer operating system, the proprietary Unix variant developed by Sun Microsystems. Early versions, based on BSD UNIX, were called SunOS. The shift to a System V code base in SunOS 5 was marked by changing the name to Solaris 2..
Distro Release: New Release of Solaris 10
Distro Release: New Release of Open Solaris 2008.11
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pkdadm BeleniX BeleniX  

BeleniX is a UNIX distribution and live CD built from the OpenSolaris source base. It includes all the features of OpenSolaris, but also adds a variety of open source packages, and can be installed to a hard disk.
Distro Release: New Release of BeleniX 0.7.1
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Enterprise Distros:
Redhat Enterprise Linux.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop.

Hybrid Operating Systems
Yoper (Apt-RPM/Source)
Nexenta(Solaris kernel with Debian and Ubuntu packages,)

Live CDs
Knoppix, System Rescue CD, Elive, Grafpup, DSL, ArtistX (Formerly MediaLinux), DSL.

Desktop Environments and Window Managers:
KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, OpenBox, XFCE4, IceWM.

Proprietary:
MacOSX
Windows (NT/200/XP Professional/Vista)


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