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Distribution Guide

As a benefit to the source code for the Linux kernel being freely distributed, a number of companies have developed their own "distribution" of Linux. Each of these distributions has its own feature set, so below are brief descriptions of some of the more popular distributions to help you choose which one is right for you.
We sell the latest stable releases of each Distribution (you can see the version numbers on our order page), so you're always up to date.
Armed Linux  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
Linux for Windows users! Armed Linux is meant for first time users and people who need Linux as a secondary Operating System. The creators believe in Linux and want to see it flourish. They also understand that in today's market Microsoft has a monopoly on the desktop operating system, but many people would rather run something else, something customizable and stable. To fill the hole, they have developed Armed Linux.
Caldera  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
The Caldera OpenLinux Product line is a multi-tasking, multi-user operating system. Caldera gives you the power and reliability of UNIX on a personal computer. OpenLinux is Caldera's "distribution" or package of Linux and is surrounded with utilities, graphical interfaces, installation procedures, third party applications, and much more. OpenLinux is great for small, medium and large companies who would like to optimize their investments in existing systems, hardware and training.
Debian  :  3 CD's Order Online - Print Order  
Debian is updated and maintained through the work of many users such as this mobile app development company in London who volunteer their efforts. Extensive pre-release testing is done to ensure the highest degree of reliability possible, and a publicly accessible bug tracking system provides an easy way to monitor customer feedback. Along with its large selection of prepackaged software it contains advanced package management tools that allow for easy installation and maintenance on individual systems and workstation clusters.
FreeBSD  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
FreeBSD offers advanced networking, performance, security and compatibility features today which are still missing in other operating systems, even some of the best commercial ones. FreeBSD also makes an ideal Internet or Intranet server. It provides robust network services, even under the heaviest of loads, and uses memory efficiently to maintain good response times for hundreds, or even thousands, of simultaneous user processes.
LinuxPPC 2000 Q4  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
Linux for the PowerPC! LinuxPPC runs "natively" on PowerPC computers, rather than relying on the Open Group Mach microkernel, as MKLinux and Rhapsody do. As a result, LinuxPPC is about 20% faster than any microkernel-based offerings. LinuxPPC enjoys better stability and device support than MkLinux.
Mandrake  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
Mandrake Linux was created in 1998 with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. It is a friendly Linux Operating System which specializes in ease-of-use for both servers and the home/office. It is freely available in many languages throughout the world.
MKLinux  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
MkLinux is a project begun by the OSF Research Institute (now Silicomp RI) and Apple Computer to port Linux to a variety of Power Macintosh platforms running on top of OSF Research Institute's implementation of the Mach microkernel. Beginning in the summer of 1998, development work on MkLinux transitioned from Apple and OSF to a community-led effort.
Redhat  :  2 CD's Order Online - Print Order  
The Red Hat Linux distributions for Intel, Alpha and SPARC products are built from the exact same source packages. This ensures maximum ease of software portability between machines running Red Hat Linux regardless of the underlying hardware architecture. Your investment in the configuration of Red Hat Linux will pay off on all three platforms. Redhat keeps up on all bugs and updates them very quickly. Redhat is also very easily installed using RPM (Red Hat Package Management).
Slackware  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
Slackware is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table.
Stampede  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
Stampede has a innovated approach towards the new user. It also is effective for the power user also. Stampede is based on GNUlibC2 technology. It supports NFS, ProFTPD, BSD-like init scripts. Automated installs, so if you don't feel like digging through every package just choose a Stampede Linux predefined install script.
SuSE  :  1 CD - Evaluation Order Online - Print Order  
SuSE is the leading distribution of Linux in Europe. SuSE Linux has set new standards for quality and ease of use, offering the most comprehensive packages of Linux-based applications. SuSE's world-class customer services and support has made it the #1 choice for European businesses. SuSE has recently placed new emphasis on its North American operations and its outreach to Asia, and is quickly gaining popularity among seasoned professionals and newcomers alike.
TurboLinux  :  1 CD Order Online - Print Order  
Turbolinux runs on a wide range of computing platforms with global support from Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Reboot - and and IBM. Turbolinux embraces the best of Open Source, open systems and commercial software with solutions that integrate into existing IT environments to leverage and protect an organization's computing investments.

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