English-language GNU/Linux distributions on CD-ROM

(formerly: The Linux distributions HOWTO)

Martin S. Wheeler

StarTEXT document engineering

        England, UK

Revision History
Revision v7.02000-01-31Revised by: �msw

This document is intended to show prospective users or administrators of a GNU/Linux system the range of choices open to them when deciding on a distribution for the first time. It also aims to help experienced users track the state of the GNU/Linux distributions market. It emphatically does not aim to be a complete list of all GNU/Linux distributions for all platforms and in all languages. The focus is on popular English-language distributions; specifically compiled for the Intel platform; available on CD-ROM; and easily accessible to the first-time user.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Background
1.2. New versions of this document
1.3. Recent changes
1.4. Overview of the Linux market
1.5. Personal opinions
2. Best-known distributions
2.1. Caldera OpenLinux
2.2. Debian GNU/Linux
2.3. Mandrake Linux
2.4. Red Hat Linux
2.5. Slackware Linux
2.6. S.u.S.E. Linux
3. Other distributions
3.1. KRUD - Kevin's Red Hat Uber Distribution
3.2. Linux by Libranet
3.3. LinuxGT
3.4. Linux Pro
3.5. Trans-Ameritech Linuxware
3.6. Turbo Linux
3.7. xxxxx Linux
4. Hall of Remembrance
4.1. Corel Linux
5. Submissions for inclusion in this document
5.1. Types of submissions
5.2. How to submit
5.3. Submission guidelines
6. Administrivia
6.1. Terms of use
6.2. Acknowledgements