Linux Explained

Today, I will introduce you to the joys of Open Source software with a special mention going to the Linux Distribution.
Let’s take it one step at a time. Windows comes in different varieties, for example, XP, Vista, 7 and so on. So does Linux, however there are some fundamental differences between the two.
At the time of writing there are literally hundreds of Linux Distributions available from hundreds of different companies all offering their own “flavour” of Linux. Since there is no one company in charge of Linux development distributions can fork off and take their own direction, for example Slackware is aimed at the Linux pro where Smoothwall is a dedicated firewall. Chances are there is a distribution which fits your own personal criteria.
OK, so which one is best? Well this depends on your own point of view. Linux pros might like Slackware or Gentoo, intermediates with …