What is a Linux distribution?

A Linux distribution (often called a distro for short) is an operating system made as a software collection based on the Linux kernel. All distros have the kernel, a packet manager like APT on Debian based systems and RPM on Red Hat¬†based systems. Distros also have a default desktop environment like Unity for Ubuntu and…

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system and distribution, with Unity as its default desktop environment.¬†Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of technical support and other services related to Ubuntu. A default installation of Ubuntu contains a…