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UNIX: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Richard Rosinski, Douglas Host, Kenneth Rosen, Rachel Klee

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CHAPTER 6The GNOME Desktop

As of this writing, there are well over 400 Linux distributions (such as Fedora, Red Hat, Caldera OpenLinux, Debian GNU/Linux, Slackware, Mklinux, Mandrake, and SuSE, just to name a few of the English-language distributions). There is a complete list of all worldwide Linux distributions at http://www.linux.org/. The distributions differ mainly in installation style, included applications, and method of package management (such as installing new applications). Other differences may include enhanced performance on a particular hardware platform or with advanced graphics boards. Finally, they may differ in the way you interface with the operating system and its commands—either by entering them directly or by using a graphical ...

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