In this tutorial, we will look at some of the Popular Linux operating systems distributions. A distribution is a bundle of Linux kernel, software packages, compliers, graphical interfaces, tools and other essential software.
Ubuntu, one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions. Ubuntu is modern operating system based on Debian Linux. Ubuntu supports many editions each for specific purpose like:
- Enterprise Server
Official Website: https://ubuntu.com/
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is world’s leading enterprise Linux distribution. Red Hat is the company that builds broad portfolio of products.
For more information on Red Hat, official Website:
CentOS is derived from the RHEL distribution and is free to redistribute. CentOS is functionally compatible with RHEL. The difference is that, the RHEL would be supported by the Red Hat Company. CentOS is only community supported. Software package management is same as RHEL.
Official Website: https://www.centos.org/
Fedora offers different editions for workstations, servers, cloud and IoT ecosystems. Different editions of Fedora are:
- fedora Workstation. ( Desktop or Workstation )
- fedora Server. ( Server Edition )
- fedora IoT.