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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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What’s a Distro?

Linux is extremely configurable and includes thousands of programs. As a result, different varieties of Linux have arisen to serve different needs and tastes. They all share certain core components but may look different and include different programs and files. Each variety is called a distro (short for “distribution”). Popular distros include Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Slackware, Mint, and more. This book covers core material that should apply to every distro.

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