This is a holding question for alternates dealing with long-obsolete Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Linux 9. Please do not split the alternates out. There is no reason to use these distributions; they no longer receive any security updates, may not run on modern hardware, and many modern Linux distributions are free.
Opinions are varied on what are the most popular Linux distributions. Some of the Linux distributions that are recently receiving the most attention are Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mageia, and Mint Linux.
Many Linux distributions are intended for home users.
There are many ways to categorize Linux distributions. You can categorize them by their size, whether they run on a LiveCD, whether they are provided gratis, their ancestry of other Linux distros, and the purpose the distro is meant to serve.
probably many dozens, if not hundreds.
Approximately over 300 total.
A few of the many Ubuntu-based Linux distributions are: Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Fluxbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Scibuntu, Linux Mint, Ubuntu Multi-media, Ubuntu Muslim, Guadalinex, and MoLinux.
As the Linux kernel gets upgraded, so do all distributions who subscribe to these changes. So, in a sense, most modern Linux distributions are equally new.
Unlike Microsoft Windows, you don't need a license to download, use, copy or give away Linux or the many distributions associated with it. Linux is actually the kernel (the heart) from which many distributions of open source operating systems radiate outwards. Ubuntu, Linux Mint, are just two of many popular operating systems that are entirely free.
The open source model allows the freedom for anyone to view, modify, and distribute source code. The Linux kernel and the many distributions that uses it are released under any given open-source license which allows anyone to build their own Linux distribution at will.
Linux is the kernel, from which many distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, to name but two) radiate. Compared to Windows, Linux distros are considered to be more secure.
There is no such thing as "Linux XP". If you're referring to Windows XP, then the answer is no. As far as Linux distributions, for the majority of distributions, they are free (as in freedom) and free-of-charge.
Most Linux distributions are free
Linux distributions can support hundreds of thousands of devices and programs, far too many to list.
GCC is already for the most part preinstalled in many, if not all, GNU/Linux distributions.
The Linux kernel and the many off-shoot operating system distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and so on) are classed as open source and have nothing to do with Microsoft.
Many distributions have documentation or builtin graphical installation utilities.
1.Linux is a generic term which is a kernel and has several distributions, whereas Ubuntu is one of the Linux kernel-based distribution. 2.Linux started its journey in 1991, whereas Ubuntu took off in 2004. 3.Linux was initially predominant among servers, making it hardly user-friendly among home and office users, whereas with the advent of Ubuntu, which was available on desktop computers, now becoming more receptive and friendly with home and office users. 4.Several Linux distributions are available like Fedora, Suse, Debian and so on, whereas Ubuntu is one such desktop-based distribution based on Linux kernel. 5.Linux is based on the Linux kernel, whereas Ubuntu is based on the Linux system and is one project or distribution. 6.Linux is secure, and most of the Linux distributions do not need anti-virus to install, whereas Ubuntu, a desktop-based operating system, is super-secure among Linux distributions. 7.Some of the Linux distributions are not desktop-based and dominant among servers, whereas Ubuntu is one of the desktop-based, is more user-friendly as compared to other Linux distribution.
Nothing. Most Linux distributions are free of charge. There are some distributions that are commercially sold, though those sales are more likely subscriptions for support, not for the Linux distribution itself.
Linux is an open source Kernel a key element in any operating system responsible amongst other things for managing memory. A Linux distribution is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, there are many Linux distributions. Please reword the question.
"Distros", or distributions.
the kernal is the central part of the Linux operating system and determines how the system works - all distributions of Linux are based on this.
The Linux kernel. Beyond that, there are numerous alternative implementations of virtually every Linux program.