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Stack Frames: A Look From Inside by Giuseppe Di Cataldo

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© Giuseppe Di Cataldo 2016

Giuseppe Di Cataldo, Stack Frames, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2181-5_2

2. GNU/Linux Distributions

Giuseppe Di Cataldo

(1)Catania, Italy

Because we’ll work on a GNU/Linux distribution , it doesn’t hurt to review what Linux is, how it was born, and how Linux distributions evolved. Special attention will be given here to software packages, package managers, and repositories from which packages (we are interested mostly in compilers and debuggers) can be easily downloaded.

To choose a few operating systems on which we can carry out the tests of Chapter 5, we will look at some well-known websites that usefully provide an overview of the most widely used Linux distributions. The user can install one or more of these; to this end, the ...

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