All OS types in Linux family and explanation about each
Linux has gained extreme popularity as one of the best operating systems available apart from Apple's Mac and Microsoft's Windows operating systems. Linux is developed by a group of developers and has been designed to be left as permanently free of charges of any sort. There are several different kinds of Linux operating systems that are being used by people throughout the world.
· Red Hat Linux: This operating system from the Linux family has been assembled by the Red Hat company and that is the reason why it is so called. It was one of the most popular Linux operating systems till the time its usage was discontinued in the year 2004. This operating system had introduced a graphical installer known as Anaconda with a view to increase the ease in terms of using it for the novices. This formula was then adopted by some other Linux operating systems too. Red Hat Linux is known as the first operating system from the Linux family that made use of the RPM package manager as the packaging format and with the passage of time, it came up as the starting point for various other operating systems like Yellow Dog Linux and Mandriva Linux.
· CentOS: It is an operating system from the Linux family that is quite community supported and it is a free as well as open source operating system that again is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is known for maintaining 100 percent binary compatibility with the upstream distribution that it has. CentOS basically stands for the Community Enterprise. This one is available free of charge and its technical support is provided by community through web forums, official mailing lists and chat rooms.
· Fedora: Fedora’s standard operations and its desktop are quite similar to that experienced in Kubuntu and Ubuntu. This is basically used for the older computers because of the limited system requirements. It can be found in any possible color but colors such as brown, black, grey, red, and tan are the most popular ones.
· Ubuntu: It is the most popular and largely used operating system from this family. It targets bringing Linux to the casual computers users and is being compared with Microsoft’s Windows OS due to its captivating features. As per the estimates, 30% of the Linux users basically use Ubuntu as their operating system.
· Kubuntu: This one is pretty similar to Ubuntu in terms of operation. The basic difference is the fact that Kubuntu makes use of a much different file system than the ones used by Ubuntu. This performs the same function as Ubuntu and is again easily accessible to the casual computer users.
· Debian: It is a much more complicated version of the Linux operating system. The other OS such as Kubuntu and Ubuntu are actually based on this operating system in spite of the fact that it is not that accessible to the casual computer users. It holds the ability of operating as standard desktop operating system along with the ability of the operating systems that are used for running the computer servers.