Talk:Linux distribution

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 Definition A version of Linux comprised of the Linux kernel, all or part of the GNU operating system, and assorted other software. [d] [e]

Is this from WP? If so, please so mark it --Larry Sanger 16:04, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

Argh it looks like the original editor's account (Anees Ahmed) isn't even here anymore. I'll mark it WP for now, and modify it in the future so that it's got "Live" status Eric M Gearhart 06:53, 6 April 2007 (CDT)


I visited and noticed that the page equates Solaris with Linux, which is absurd. The grid also includes BSD distributions. Is CZ tarnished by linking to such blatant disinformation? Would some sort of disclaimer be appropriate? <>< Tim Chambers 12:33, 7 April 2007 (CDT)

Yes you're right... from viewing the source of that page there are two links to distributions that aren't Linux at all. One link is to which of course isn't linux, the other is to "NexentaOS" , a "complete GNU-based open source operating system built on top of the [WWW] OpenSolaris kernel and runtime."

This page was largely imported from Wikipedia, so of course it needs a lot of work, and maybe some parts removed/rewritten. It looks like that "list of distributions" is just trying to bloat itself up over being accurate.

As I said this article needs work. Be bold and dive in! Eric M Gearhart 12:53, 7 April 2007 (CDT)

please do not create pages with PARENTHESIS

Inevitable, that results in getting two competing pages for the same thing. We seem to have two version of this page, and people seem to be editing both. One page URL has parentheses, and one doesn't. I think we should keep THIS one and ditch the one with parentheses, but I can't tell which is most current. Hence, I am archiving all the content of the parentheses version at Linux_distribution/ParenthesesVersion and will then mark the original for speedy deletion.Pat Palmer 09:57, 9 April 2007 (CDT)

Just to be clear on this: It is OK to create articles with spaces in the title. An article with a space in the title is automatically converted to an underscore. So Linux_kernel and Linux kernel are the same article. Creating two competing articles with/without parentheses is as Pat described, however. --Eric M Gearhart 10:09, 9 April 2007 (CDT)
yes, I was mixed up and have now requested delete of the archive. I kept seeing URLs like "Linux (distribution)" and they somehow redirect to this page, but that is unclear, so it's better not to use a URL with () in it, I think. Sorry for the churn.Pat Palmer 10:42, 9 April 2007 (CDT)

Linux distro timeline

I emailed the author ( of a Linux distro timeline asking him if we can use it on CZ. I'm waiting on a response. If he allows it (which I don't see why he wouldn't) it will make a great addition to this article, as it covers a very large "swath" of distros and illustrates their histories Eric M Gearhart


Fedora Core does not exist anymore, because the core and the extras have been merged. It's now known as Fedora. --Ravindra R. Jaju