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Re: some questions

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 07:42:34PM +0530, Prashant Ramachandra wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 10, 2001 6:28 PM, sindhoor pangal
> [SMTP:sindhoor@xxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> | 1. what is the difference between the linux system and
> | linux distribution. a book says the linux system is a
> | std environment for applications but does not provide
> | means of managing the full functionality. what does
> | that mean ?
> I'm not sure of this one, but I think it goes this way....
> A linux system is something you have - the kernel + various software. A
> linux distribution is what RedHat,Caldera, etc. offer you (a collection of
> RPMs). Again, I'm just thinking it's that way! ;-)

I'm guessing here - but if I were to interpret the paragraph above:

Linux system = A specification. Something abstract.
Linux distribution = An implementation of the spec. Something concrete.