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A Linux distribution consists of the Linux kernel
and a combination of other software to make a com-
plete Unix-like environment. Most distributions
are available for free download via the Internet or
can be purchased in supported form.
Some of the more popular distributions are:
Ubuntu (amd64, i386, ppc)
Fedora (i386, x86 64, ppc)
Debian GNU/Linux (i386, IA64, Alpha, Sparc,
m68k, PPC, Arm, HPPA, Mips, S390)
Mandriva Linux (i586, x86 64)
SUSE Linux (i586, x86 64, ppc)
Yellow Dog Linux (PPC)
Smoothwall Internet firewall/router (i386)
OpenWRT Wireless Router Distribution
Complete distribution lists can be found at:
Below are some of the key resources to help you
with your Linux questions.
Resource websites
Loads of Linux Links
Freshmeat Linux Applications
Linux Documentation Project
YoLinux Information Portal
Linux Brochure Project (LBP)
News websites
LXer: Linux News
Slashdot: News for Nerds; Stuff That Matters
Online Zines
Linux Journal
Linux Gazette
Linux Magazine: Open Source, Open Standards Embedded Linux Resource
An introduction to Linux;
a secure, powerful, and free
operating system for computers
of all types.
Linux Brochure
Linux is an operating system initially created in
1991 as a hobby project by a young student, Linus
Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland,
and then released to the Internet as an Open
Source project.
Since then thousands of programmers have con-
tributed to make Linux one of the most stable
and full-featured operating systems available in the
Tux, the penguin shown above, is the official Linux mascot.