Bought some Linuxes including Fermi Linux 6.2

Bought some Linuxes for Linux class (all x86-32) In North America, the Linux+ and all the classes at college are Fedora Linux. All of this bias is due to the CompTIA Linux+ certificate relationship with Red Hat. That’s why I bought Red Hat distros. My first Linux class in 2002 was done in Red Hat Linux 7.3, 2nd WITC Linux course was using Debian based Knoppix 3.7, and my third Linux course was done on Fedora 10. The campus course is teaching this class with Fedora 17. I usually am on openSUSE Linux with Crossover Linux for KDE 4.7.4 or Ubuntu based Linux Mint. Ubuntu is easiest when you want to update the kernel and packages. If you plan to implement an high load, mostly static web server, you will probably want to go for the Ubuntu route. On the other hand, for a PostgreSQL database I would surely prefer a Red Hat system.

They didn’t throw in a FreeBSD week.


Knoppix 7.02 Live DVD
Debian-based
3.3.7 kernel
LibreOffice 3.5.3
Chromium 18.0.1025.168
KDE 4.7.4

Cent OS 6.2 install DVD and live-DVD
Based off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (with newer security patches and video codecs).
2.6.32-220.23.1 kernel.
Gnome 2.28.4
KDE 4.3.4
X-org server 1.10.4
Open Office 3.2.1
Firefox 3.6.24
MesaLib 7.11 (graphics driver)

Scientific Linux 6.2 install DVD with newer security patches, newer driver updates and video codecs. Based of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
kernel 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6
xorg 1.10.4
icewm 1.2.37
Gnome 2.28.2
openoffice.org-base-3.2.1
KDE 4.3.4
Firefox 3.6.26
Thunderbird 3.1.18
MesaLib 7.11 (graphics driver)

Fedora 17 DVD and Live DVD
3.3.2-8 kernel
Gnome 3.4
KDE 4.8
LibreOffice 3.5.4
Firefox 12.0
Gimp 2.8.0rc1
DHCP 4.2.4rc1
X-org 1.12.0
nautilus 3.4.2
Samba 3.6.5
MesaLib 8.02 (graphics driver)

SimplyMepis 11.0
KDE 4.5.3
Kernel 2.6.36.6
LibreOffice 3.3.2

2.6.36 KERNEL
KDE 4.5.3

Then My favorite distro from the bunch ~ Fermi Linux 6.2

Fermi Linux LTS (Long Term Support) is a site distribution based on Scientific Linux, which is in essence Red Hat Enterprise Linux, recompiled. It is Scientific Linux with Fermilab’s security hardening and customised configurations to allow an administrator to install Fermi Linux and have the machine meet Fermilab’s security requirements with little or no extra configuration. Since Fermi Linux LTS is based on Scientific Linux, it shares it’s goal that if a program runs and is certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, then it will run on the corresponding Fermi Linux LTS release.

kernel 2.6.32-220.4.1.el6
xorg 1.10.4
icewm 1.2.37
Gnome 2.28.2
openoffice.org-base-3.2.1
KDE 4.3.4
Firefox 3.6.26
Thunderbird 3.1.18
MesaLib 7.11 (graphics driver)

Update July 1, 2012

OpenIndiana (Solaris 11)

kernel 151a
Gnome 2.30.2
OpenOffice 3.2.1
Firefox 8.0
Adobe Flash

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