What Is a Linux Distribution? (Simplified)

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A distribution is another word for an operating system, or OS.

There are a variety of distributions. However, all of them are essentially a collection of software based on the Linux kernel. (Remember: the kernel is the thing that communicates…

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Joe Cardillo

Joe Cardillo

Technical Support Engineer at Linode | Linux & Kubernetes