The differences in performance, per se, are negligible. The differences are in management style, how and where files are stored, kernel optimizations. RedHat (speaking of RH Enterprise Linux) is designed for business usage. The programs used are older, the kernel is older, but very stable and mature (current RHEL kernel is based on 2.6.9). The benefit of this is that programs such as oracle can be certified to run on a specific version, because they know *exactly* what versions of various programs will be on that machine by default. RedHat's kernel is also optimized for this purpose. Slackware is based on the unix-style of doing things, so people coming from a solaris or BSD background will feel comfortable in slackware. It's management tools are different, but there's not a lot of bloat included with slackware, so less space is used in an install. I have no experience with turbo linux, so I won't comment on that. Debian has the goal of being entirely free (including not distributing non-free software or those where there are possible copyright infringements). In addition, it's APT package manager is one of the easiest to use. For a more business-like version, look to Ubuntu. There are a large number of spinoffs of debian, such as Xandros, Ubuntu, and so forth. The biggest difference is what you need to do. If you're running oracle, use RedHat (or the new Oracle version of RedHat). If you need a box to run at home, go with debian - installing a new program is as easy as apt-get install (program). If you want to learn the differences more in-depth, pick one, install it, learn it, and then go to the next one.
GNU/Linux? Plenty. Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Gentoo, Slackware, Fedora, and many more. Non-GNU Linux? Android.
Debian, Fedora, Slackware, Arch, Gentoo, OpenSuse, Mageia, Ubuntu (derivative of Debian), CentOS (derivative of Fedora), Android (technically uses linux kernel)
1993, making it the oldest still-active Linux distribution in existence. (Debian didn't actually come out officially until 1994, and actually didn't even begin development by the time Slackware went public.)
Yes. Ubuntu and Red Hat are just two of the many variations, or "distros", of a Linux system. Others include Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and Gentoo.
Commercial distributors of Linux include: Canonical, LTD (makers of Ubuntu) Novell (makers of SUSE) Red Hat (makers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux) Xandros, Inc (makers of Xandros) Other distros include: Debian Fedora Slackware Linux from Scratch
The Linux kernel which forms the base of Linux started to be developed in 1991 It wasn't until late 1993 when Slackware first appeared that it was in any kind of usable form though - unless you were an uber geek that is. Red Hat Linux 1 appeared in mid 1994 and Debian 1 was released a year later The first Ubuntu (a clone of Debian) didn't get released till 2004
Slackware is the _most_ stable version of Linux. It is also (perhaps) the fastest version of Linux, and because Slackware relies _heavily_ on the usage of the Command Line, Slackware basically forces you to actually _learn_ how to (properly) use Linux. However, if you feel you may be dependent on GUI's (graphic user interfaces) such as how things are done in Windows, Mac & Android, then Slackware is definitely not for you. In short, if you really wish to learn Linux and/or you need rock solid stability - for use as a server, for example - then Slackware is the best choice.
There's Ubuntu, Debian, Red Had, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch, Mint, SuSE, Slackware... A good way to find out is to look into Distro Watch. The web site more or less keeps a monitor on how popular a given Linux distribution is.
Slackware Linux has a number of advanced features. Some of them are GCC 4.1.2, XII 7.2.0, HAL, Linux 126.96.36.199, Xfce 4.4.1, The K Desktop Environment and Apache 2.2.4.
There are too many to list, as the it would take many pages to just list the titles the most common distributions are: Centos Redhat Enterprise Debian Ubuntu Slackware Gentoo
There are no single Linux distribution that is based on Debian. In fact, there are many distributions based on Debian. This includes the ever-so-popular Ubuntu family, Devuan, AntiX, Crunchbang, and so on.
Slackware is one of the original Linux distributions. Unlike many newer distros, such as Ubuntu or Fedora, it does not have a simple program to fetch and install software. Software must be installed manually. This makes customization easier, but complicates updating and maintenance. Slackware is a good way to learn about how Linux works, but it isn't ideal for most new users of Linux.
Debian and Debian-based systems are commonly in use as the most popular Linux distribution family. Ubuntu and derivatives fall under this category as Ubuntu is based on Debian, and Raspbian is an ARM port targeted towards the Raspberry Pi.
A Linux Distribution (distro) is lika a flavour. For example: You can go to a dairy bar and ask for ice cream, but you need to specify which kind of ice cream. Chocolate ice cream, strawberry, bubble gum, etc... You can run Linux, but you need to pick a specific type of Linux such as Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora Core, Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, etc.. Different distros are generally suited for different things. There are desktop distros like Ubuntu and Mint, that are focused on end users and doing your day to day stuff like browsing the internet, writing a report for work or school or MSNing your friends. Some Linux distros are meant for running servers. These would be things like RedHat, Debian and Slackware. These will run your company website or an email server.
Slackware Linux is an advanced Linux operating system designed for easy and simple use as well as great stabilities. The idea is to make a Unix-like Linux distribution and provides many development tools and features for those who like to web browse and those who want additional programs.
Technically. any distribution that has a proper multi-user environment set up could be used as a server. In practice, the distributions most commonly used as servers are:Red Hat Enterprise LinuxUbuntu ServerDebianCentOSFedoraSlackwareGentoo (rarely in production environments)
This is a question without a simple answer. If by "Linux", you mean the Linux kernel, then yes. The source code is available free of cost, and you are free to modify it with only a few restrictions. If you meant "a Linux distro", then maybe. Most Linux distros, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and Slackware are available free of charge as well, and with similar rights to modify and redistribute. However, a few Linux distros, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Xandros use a lot of proprietary software, and are not made available free of charge.
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No, it is unix-based but Linux is a kernel not an operating system.Ubuntu,Linux Mint,Debian,and puppy Linux,ect. are OS's that use the Linux kernel.
The Debian website has many sources of information for installing Debian Linux on a Mac with a PowerPC processor such as the eMac's Power PC G4. (See links below)
Yes. It is included in the repositories of Ubuntu and Debian.
Ubuntu, Debian, Android, Gentoo.
Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat, Suse, ...
Ubuntu is just one distribution of GNU/Linux and is, itself, based mostly upon the Debian distribution of GNU/Linux.
There are MANY distributions of Linux out there, and almost all of them are compatible with Intel processors. Some of the main ones are: ALT Linux CERN Linux Damn Small Linux Debian Fedora Core Gentoo Linux Knoppix Linspire Mandriva muLinux Slackware SuSE Ubuntu Vectorlinux Xandros Desktop and of course, Puppy Linux. Like I said, there are MANY distributions out there that will work with Intel hardware, but these are some of the most common ones. Puppy Linux works with almost ANYTHINIG, I used it to boot into a really old PC in our attic with about 128MB RAM, single core processor and a really bad graphics card - brilliant performance. So, whether you're asking because you have a computer with an Intel processor or whether you're trying to find a Linux distro for use with older hardware the ones I have listed should all work fine for you. I recommend Ubuntu, Puppy or Debian if you are new though I haven't tried all of them myself to comment on the others.