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  • An Ad Company Is Teaming Up With US Carriers To Take Over Your Lock Screen
  • Switzerland's 20 Million kWh 'Water Battery' Is Now Operational
  • Cloned Mice Created From Freeze Dried Skin Cells In World First
  • More Dogs In the Neighborhood Often Means Less Crime
  • Xbox 360 games Will No Longer Be Part of Xbox Games With Gold In October
  • Gtk 5 Might Drop X.11 Support, Says GNOME Dev
  • Broadest US Pirate Site Injunction Rewritten/Tamed By Cloudflare
  • Ubisoft To Shut Down Multiplayer For Older Games
  • PulseAudio and Systemd Creator, Lennart Poettering, Reportedly Leaves Red Hat
  • IDC: 'All Eyes Will Be On Apple' As Meta's VR Strategy 'Isn't Sustainable'
  • 3-D Printing Grows Beyond Its Novelty Roots
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  • NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms
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    Linux is a Unix-like operating system, originally designed by Linus Torvalds, for the x86 platform. It has since been ported to Alpha, Macintosh, and other platforms. It is freely available via WWW or ftp. Can also be purchased on CDROM at a minimal cost.


    The Linux operating system comes in different distributions. Popular distributions include Slackware, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, and many more. Do NOT ask us what the "best" distribution is, any of the major dists should be fine for you to try. Just avoid anything that runs from a windows (UMSDOS) partition.

    The main differences between the various distributions are the formats of the software packages, the package maintenance programs, and minor directory structure changes.

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