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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_1

1. Deconstructing a Linux Distro

Jose Dieguez Castro

(1)A Coruña, Spain

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One of the first things that surprises new Linux users who come from other operating systems such as Windows or Mac OS is that a single entity called Linux OS does not, in fact, exist. Linux is only a kernel, not an OS, and what people generally perceive as Linux OS is actually a Linux distribution, and more precisely a GNU/Linux distribution. The Linux distribution concept is very popular, and it is ...

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