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Oracle Linux Distribution Tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonDecember 14, 2015

Distributions of Linux

Following is a list of the various distributions that can be found in Linux:

Also see types and dialetcs of Linux

n  Archlinux, a distribution based on the KISS principle with a rolling release system.

n  CentOS, a distribution derived from the same sources used by Red Hat, maintained by a dedicated volunteer community of developers with both 100% Red Hat-compatible versions and an upgraded version that is not always 100% upstream compatible.

n  Debian, a non-commercial distribution maintained by a volunteer developer community with a strong commitment to free software principles.

n  Fedora, which is a community distribution sponsored by Red Hat.

n  Gentoo, a distribution targeted at power users, known for its FreeBSD Ports-like automated system for compiling applications from source code.

n  Knoppix, The first Live CD distribution to run completely from removable media without installation to a hard disk. Derived from Debian.

n  Kubuntu, the KDE version of Ubuntu

n  Mandriva, a Red Hat derivative popular in France and Brazil, today maintained by the French company of the same name.

n  openSUSE, originally derived from Slackware, sponsored by the company Novell.

n  Pardus, developed in Turkey as a product of the Pardus Project. It was named after the Anatolian Leopard.

n  PCLinuxOS, a derivative of Mandriva, grew from a group of packages into a popular, community-spawned desktop distribution.

n  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is a derivative of Fedora maintained and commercially supported by Red Hat.

n  Slackware, one of the first Linux distributions, founded in 1993 and since then actively maintained by Patrick J. Volkerding.

n  Ubuntu, a popular desktop distribution derived from Debian, maintained by Canonical.

n  gOS and other netbook operating systems

Consult the excellent website DistroWatch for more information ( as it maintains a popularity ranking of distribution information on its website using primarily page views. However, this is not considered to be a reliable measure of distribution popularity.


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