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  2. Content • Introduction • Ubuntu • Linux Mint • Debian • Red Hat Enterprise • Fedora
  3. Introduction • Linux® is an open source operating system (OS). An operating system is the software that directly manages a system’s hardware and resources, like CPU, memory, and storage. • Linux was designed to be similar to UNIX, but has evolved to run on a wide variety of hardware from phones to supercomputers. • The OS includes some common core components, like the GNU tools, among others.These tools give the user a way to manage the resources provided by the kernel, install additional software, configure performance and security settings, and more.
  4. UBUNTU • It came into existence in 2004 • Ubuntu : easy graphical Linux desktop without the use of command line. • Earlier, Ubuntu uses GNOME2 desktop environment but now it has developed its own unity desktop environment. • It releases every six months and currently working to expand to run on tablets and smartphones.
  5. Linux Mint • Mint is based on Ubuntu and uses its repository software so some packages are common in both. • Earlier it was an alternative of Ubuntu because media codecs and proprietary software are included in mint but was absent in Ubuntu. • it uses cinnamon and mate desktop instead of Ubuntu's unity desktop environment.
  6. Debian • Debian has its existence since 1993 • one of the most stable Linux distributor. • Ubuntu is based on Debian and was founded to improve the core bits of Debian more quickly and make it more user friendly. • FUN FACT : Every release name of Debian is based on the name of the movieToy Story. Debian's unstable trunk is named after Sid, a character who regularly destroyed his toys.
  7. Red Hat Enterprise • Red hat is a commercial Linux distributor. • Their products are red hat enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Fedora which are freely available. • RHEL is well tested before release and supported till seven years after the release, whereas, fedora provides faster update and without any support. • Red hat uses trademark law to prevent their software from being redistributed.
  8. Fedora • It is a project that mainly focuses on free software and provides latest version of software • It is less stable but provides the latest stuff.
  9. Popular Linux Distributions