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  2. Linux - Wikipedia

    A Linux-based system is a modular Unix-like operating system, deriving much of its basic design from principles established in Unix during the 1970s and 1980s. Such a system uses a monolithic kernel, the Linux kernel, which handles process control, networking, access to the peripherals, and file systems.

  3. Linux distribution - Wikipedia

    A Linux distribution (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection that includes the Linux kernel and, often, a package management system. Linux users usually obtain their operating system by downloading one of the Linux distributions, which are available for a wide variety of systems ranging from embedded ...

  4. Linux Standard Base - Wikipedia

    The Linux Standard Base ( LSB) was a joint project by several Linux distributions under the organizational structure of the Linux Foundation to standardize the software system structure, including the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard used in the Linux kernel.

  5. List of Linux distributions - Wikipedia

    Governed by the AlmaLinux OS Foundation. Asianux. A Linux distribution co-developed between Red Flag Software Co., Ltd., Miracle Linux Corp. and Haansoft, INC., focused on Chinese, Japanese and Korean support. ClearOS. A Linux distribution designed for use in small and medium enterprises.

  6. Network operating system - Wikipedia

    Dell Networking Operating System; DNOS9 is NetBSD based, while OS10 uses the Linux kernel Extensible Operating System runs on switches from Arista and uses an unmodified Linux kernel ExtremeXOS (EXOS), used in network devices made by Extreme Networks FTOS (Force10 Operating System), the firmware family used on Force10 Ethernet switches

  7. Comparison of Linux distributions - Wikipedia

    Technical. The table below shows the default file system, but many Linux distributions support some or all of ext2, ext3, ext4, Btrfs, ReiserFS, Reiser4, JFS, XFS, GFS2, OCFS2, and NILFS. It is possible to install Linux onto most of these file systems. The ext file systems, namely ext2, ext3, and ext4 are based on the original Linux file system ...

  8. Network architecture - Wikipedia

    Network architecture is the design of a computer network. It is a framework for the specification of a network's physical components and their functional organization and configuration, its operational principles and procedures, as well as communication protocols used.