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  • Google Warns ISPs Helped Distribute Hermit Spyware
  • IBM Settles Age Discrimination Case That Sought Top Execs' Emails
  • T-Mobile Has Started Selling Your App Data To Advertisers
  • Electric Fan Car Shatters Goodwood Hill Climb Record
  • Supreme Court Rejects Apple's Bid To Continue Fighting Over Two Qualcomm Patents
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  • Fintechs Face Reckoning as Easy Money Dries Up
  • Google Hangouts is Shutting Down in November
  • FTX Exploring a Deal To Buy Robinhood
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  • Popular Game Valorant Will Start Listening To Your Voice Chat Next Month
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    Linux is a Unix-like operating system, originally designed by Linus Torvalds, for the x86 platform. It has since been ported to Alpha, Macintosh, and other platforms. It is freely available via WWW or ftp. Can also be purchased on CDROM at a minimal cost.


    The Linux operating system comes in different distributions. Popular distributions include Slackware, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, and many more. Do NOT ask us what the "best" distribution is, any of the major dists should be fine for you to try. Just avoid anything that runs from a windows (UMSDOS) partition.

    The main differences between the various distributions are the formats of the software packages, the package maintenance programs, and minor directory structure changes.

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