a linux distribution (GNU/Linux) is a Unix like software distributions built on top of the linux kernel
consist of a large collecton of software applicatons such as word processors, spread sheets, media players and database applications
works with linux to build a complete gereral purpose OS exclusively from open source software. Includes the latest versions of many software packages including GNOME and KDE. Fedora Extras built by volunteers provides thousands more packages and is enabled by default
free open source program that starts with the breadth of Debian and add regular releases every 6 months. A clear focus on the user and usability. A commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. A single installation cd. Has latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software.
based on KDE the K Desktop Environment. 6 month release cycle. Part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distrubution for everyone
community program sponsored by Novell. Provides free easy access to the world's most usable linux distribution, SUES Linux
Formaly Mandrake Linux. Created with the goal to make linux easier to use for everyone. Offers power and stability to both individuals and professional users in an easy to use and pleasant enviroment.
Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs . it is now one of the most user-friendly distributions on the market. Developers and users are in constant interaction.
Linux Server-Geared Oses
Ubuntu server edition
Astaro Security Gatway is a linex based firewall which features full network, web and mail security with VPN functionality.
Astaro Free Home Use Contains its own OS and will overwrite all data on the computer during the installationprocess. Therefore a separate dedicated computer is needed which will change into a fully functional security appliance.
Is a linux firewall distribution whose sole prupose is to protect the networks it is installed on. It is the distribution for those wanting to keep their computers/ networks safe.
Ubuntu Server Edition
Includes a specially configured kernel to match the requirements of all common workloads typically found on a server so that you get the cost out of your hardware while maintaining optimal power consumption
Is a alternative OpenSource firmware suitable foe a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. Emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities wihtin the framework of the respective hardware platform used