Popular Linux Distributions
In this tutorial, we will look at some of the Popular Linux operating systems distributions. A distribution is a bundle of a Linux kernel, software packages, compilers, graphical interfaces, tools, and other essential software.
Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions. Ubuntu is a modern operating system based on Debian Linux. Ubuntu supports many editions each for specific purposes like:
- Enterprise Server
Official Website: https://ubuntu.com/
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the world’s leading enterprise Linux distribution. Red Hat is a company that builds a broad portfolio of products.
For more information on Red Hat, the 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 the 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.
Linux commands to monitor the system are: