Friday, February 13, 2009

Linux Post

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Many of the Ham Radio Breakfast Club Guys are learning about Linux.
Linux is a computer operating system. It is one of the choices in the list with Microsoft XP, Vista or Apple _____.

Comment on this post if you have used or plan to use Linux.

Linux is free and many versions are available.

Stan(KE5LEP) is using UBUNTU
Paul(KD5PSA) is using UBUNTU
Kevin(
Scott(
Gene(
and others are using different versions

Wikipedia Linux Shows the following...

"Well-known Linux distributions include:
Archlinux, a distribution based on the KISS principle with a rolling release system
CentOS, a distribution derived from the same sources used by Red Hat, maintained by a dedicated volunteer community of developers with both 100% Red Hat - compatible versions and an upgraded version that is not always 100% upstream compatible
Debian, a non-commercial distribution maintained by a volunteer developer community with a strong commitment to free software principles
Fedora which is a community distribution sponsored by Red Hat
Gentoo, a distribution targeted at power users, known for its FreeBSD Ports-like automated system for compiling applications from source code
Knoppix, The first Live CD distribution to run completely from removable media without installation to a hard disk. Derived from Debian
Kubuntu, the KDE version of Ubuntu
Linux Mint, a popular distribution based on and compatible with Ubuntu
Mandriva, a Red Hat derivative popular in France and Brazil, today maintained by the French company of the same name
OpenGEU, derived from Ubuntu: The project's goal is to combine the power of GNOME desktop with the eye-candy of Enlightenment 17.
openSUSE, originally derived from Slackware, sponsored by the company Novell .
Pardus, developed in Turkey, as a product of the Pardus Project. It was named after the Anatolian Leopard.
PCLinuxOS, a derivative of Mandriva, grew from a group of packages into a popular, community-spawned desktop distribution.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is a derivative of Fedora maintained and commercially supported by Red Hat
Slackware, one of the first Linux distributions, founded in 1993, and since then actively maintained by Patrick J. Volkerding
Ubuntu, a popular desktop distribution derived from Debian, maintained by Canonical
gOS and other netbook operating systems
DistroWatch maintains a popularity ranking of distribution information on its web site (using primarily page views), but this is not considered to be a reliable measure of distribution popularity.

[edit] Popular distributions
Well-known Linux distributions include:
Archlinux, a distribution based on the KISS principle with a rolling release system
CentOS, a distribution derived from the same sources used by Red Hat, maintained by a dedicated volunteer community of developers with both 100% Red Hat - compatible versions and an upgraded version that is not always 100% upstream compatible
Debian, a non-commercial distribution maintained by a volunteer developer community with a strong commitment to free software principles
Fedora which is a community distribution sponsored by Red Hat
Gentoo, a distribution targeted at power users, known for its FreeBSD Ports-like automated system for compiling applications from source code
Knoppix, The first Live CD distribution to run completely from removable media without installation to a hard disk. Derived from Debian
Kubuntu, the KDE version of Ubuntu
Linux Mint, a popular distribution based on and compatible with Ubuntu
Mandriva, a Red Hat derivative popular in France and Brazil, today maintained by the French company of the same name
OpenGEU, derived from Ubuntu: The project's goal is to combine the power of GNOME desktop with the eye-candy of Enlightenment 17.
openSUSE, originally derived from Slackware, sponsored by the company Novell .
Pardus, developed in Turkey, as a product of the Pardus Project. It was named after the Anatolian Leopard.
PCLinuxOS, a derivative of Mandriva, grew from a group of packages into a popular, community-spawned desktop distribution.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which is a derivative of Fedora maintained and commercially supported by Red Hat
Slackware, one of the first Linux distributions, founded in 1993, and since then actively maintained by Patrick J. Volkerding
Ubuntu, a popular desktop distribution derived from Debian, maintained by Canonical
gOS and other netbook operating systems
DistroWatch maintains a popularity ranking of distribution information on its web site (using primarily page views), but this is not considered to be a reliable measure of distribution popularity.

5 comments:

Gene (AE5FT) said...

I have Knoppix available at my site but not actively using it.

I am encouraged to get going on it again so I appreciate the post. I have wondered what Linux projects are planned.

Is there something in particular you are working on?

Brad said...

I have a hard drive formatted for Ubuntu. I have used it for a couple of years, although right now I am mostly using Windoz.

I like Linux because it is so stable (hardly never crashes) and there are an abundance of free programs (many ham radio related).

73
Brad
WA5PSA

KD5NJR said...

Kevin - PC-BSD
Gerry - PC-BSD
Scott -
a) LiveCD for DSL ( http://damnsmalllinux.org/ )
b) LiveCD Knoppix

But I abandoned my efforts to help Gerry get a digipeater and Echolink / IRLP / something else up and goin'.

Gene, I ran across another KNOPPIX book for ya (the price was right) and I'll loan it to you when you're ready.

Kevin said...

FreeBSD is a good choice as well. It can be installed on almost any machine. Its install size can also be very small without a gui.
PC-BSD is a more user friendly. The latest version 7.0 uses quite a bit more RAM than the older version, but it works very well and is a snap to install.

Stan(KE5LEP) said...

I want to run more than one Linux.
How can I do that?

I also want to boot from a USB thumbdrive. How can I do that?