Sunday, October 09, 2005


Linux Distributions

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Reposted from wikipedia

.deb-based distributions

  • Kubuntu Linux: A version of the Ubuntu distribution that uses the KDE desktop enviroment.

RPM-based distributions


Distributions using other packaging systems

Small or lightweight distributions for use with older machines

Most of the mini distributions offer both harddisk and USB stick installation choices.

Entirely- or partially-commercial distributions

Inactive or discontinued distributions

Special-purpose distributions

Some groups compile special purpose Linux distributions as turnkey firewalls, for embedded systems, and for other special purposes.

Alternate platforms

Linux started life as an operating system for X86-compatible systems but has expanded to include numerous other computer processors. Various distributions cater to those other computer architectures.

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