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  • The Full Photoshop CC Is Coming To the iPad In 2019
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  • The New and Improved MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old Problems
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies of Cancer At Age 65
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  • Facebook To Ban Misinformation On Voting In Upcoming US Elections
  • Fire At AT&T Facility Causes Outage For Over a Million U-Verse Fiber Customers In Texas
  • 99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality, Independent Analysis Finds
  • US Voter Records From 19 States Is Being Sold on a Hacking Forum, Threat Intelligence Firms Say
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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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