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Oct 3, 2017
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Companies vs. Communities: Who Makes a Better Linux Operating System?

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Linux is an operating system, but really, there is no one entity known as Linux. Instead, you download a “distribution” (or “distro”) that bundles the Linux kernel with the additional software needed to provide a complete desktop experience. These distros, which we sometimes refer to as Linux operating systems, take money and manpower to make. Some distributions have a company behind them. Ubuntu, the most popular desktop Linux operating system, falls into this category. It’s hardly alone. Others don’t have a corporate sponsor and rely on other means to stay afloat. One such distribution is Debian. Ubuntu is based on…

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