Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 8 – Linux distribution

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

I wanted to clarify a term, which is Linux distribution. Linux distribution is an operating system made from a software collection that is based upon the Linux kernel. (“Linux distribution,” n.d.)

What does that mean? That means that all Linux distributions have the same kernel (which, as we discussed, is the central part of the Linux operating system)⁠, but they differ in the software which comes supplied with them.

Which Linux distribution should you pick? I can only recommend what I used so far – either Ubuntu or Debian. There are a lot of others, so feel free to pick the one you like. I prefer Debian over Ubuntu, but again, feel free to pick the one you like.

Hope you learned something useful!


Linux distribution. (n.d.). Retrieved February 29, 2020, from