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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Various Intel-Based Linux Distributions

Choosing a Linux distribution (distro) for an Intel-based PC is generally a matter of personal preference or need. Many Linux users prefer Red Hat’s distro because of its excellent support, commercial support options, and widespread use around the world. However, many different Linux distributions are available for download. One of the best places to start looking for a new distro or new version of your favorite distro is at www.distrowatch.com:

www.debian.org—The Debian Linux distribution, consisting only of software distributed under the GNU GPL license. Ubuntu, itself, is based on Debian.

www.slackware.com—Home page for download of the newest version of one of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware. ...

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