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The Linux Distribution HOWTO

Eric S. Raymond <>

v6.2, 10 September 1998

This document is intended to help new users choose a Linux distribution, and to help experienced users track the state of the Linux market. It does not aim to be a complete list of Linux distributions for all platforms, but instead focuses on leading English-language Intel distributions available on CD-ROM and accessible to Linux novices.

1. Introduction

2. American Linux Distributions

3. Submissions To This Document

4. Administrivia

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