What's in a distro?

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What's in a distro?

Postby Elliott on Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:55 am

Reasonably inexperienced Linux user here. I'm interested in identifying the distinct components that go into a typical distro and the rough hierarchy they form. Things like the kernel, the bare essential terminal programs, X server, window managers, desktop environments etc.

Anyone care to give me a brief runthrough? Would be much appreciated! :)
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Re: What's in a distro?

Postby wayne128 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:19 am

Elliott wrote:Reasonably inexperienced Linux user here. I'm interested in identifying the distinct components that go into a typical distro and the rough hierarchy they form. Things like the kernel, the bare essential terminal programs, X server, window managers, desktop environments etc.

Anyone care to give me a brief runthrough? Would be much appreciated! :)



The easier to do is to check distrowatch
for example, take a look at this table on ubuntu
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu

version, feature, packages, etc are tabulated, it is easy to know kernel, xorg, firefox, grub, etc, etc
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