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Introducing Linux Distros by Jose Dieguez Castro

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© Jose Dieguez Castro 2016

Jose Dieguez Castro, Introducing Linux Distros, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1392-6_16

16. Task-Oriented Distros

Jose Dieguez Castro

(1)A Coruña, Spain

The same reasons behind the development of so many general purpose Linux distributions are behind the proliferation of task-oriented distros. The flexibility of Linux and the advantages of Free Software make it reasonably easy to make a Linux distribution that can fulfil a unique purpose. These distributions can be customized, but all of them were made with only one type of task in mind, as specific as building a firewall to protect a network from security breaches or as ambiguous as scientific research.

In this chapter, I list of several niche distros and briefly describe them. The ...

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