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[[Linux]] by itself, while being a neat [[programming]] feat, is just the [[kernel]] of an [[operating system]]. It requires other tools to become a 'full' [[operating system]], most of which are provided in general by [[GNU]]. A distro is a suite of programs and utilities bundled together and packaged in a convenient format (such as [[CD]], or [[DVD]]), and there are many popular [[distros]] available. [[Linux]] by itself, while being a neat [[programming]] feat, is just the [[kernel]] of an [[operating system]]. It requires other tools to become a 'full' [[operating system]], most of which are provided in general by [[GNU]]. A distro is a suite of programs and utilities bundled together and packaged in a convenient format (such as [[CD]], or [[DVD]]), and there are many popular [[distros]] available.
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Linux by itself, while being a neat programming feat, is just the kernel of an operating system. It requires other tools to become a 'full' operating system, most of which are provided in general by GNU. A distro is a suite of programs and utilities bundled together and packaged in a convenient format (such as CD, or DVD), and there are many popular distros available.

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