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Major distributions[]

Debian One of the oldest distros. Created DEBian package management.
Fedora Free successor to the original RedHat Linux. Uses RPM packages.
Redhat Another old distro, since moved to commercial services. Created Redhat Package Management.
Slackware The oldest active distro. Uses special tar.gz packages for software installs. Highly customizable.
SuSE Another old distro, bought out by Novell.
Ubuntu A popular Debian-offshoot geared for desktop use. Multiple variants for different applications.

Router distributions[]

DD-WRT Web GUI-managed router firmware. Supports repeater functionality.
OpenWRT Command-line managed distro with "ipkg" software manaagement utility.


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