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Explaining Linux Distro Types: Difference Between Forks, Flavors, Remixes & More


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When searching for which Linux Distro (aka distribution) to use, you’ve probably come across some odd terms being used to distinguish one type of distro from another. Terms like Fork, Flavor, Remix, Respin, Derivative and others. You may even find terms like Ubuntu-based, Debian-based, Arch-based and more.

These terms are actually helpful to differentiate how a particular Linux Distro will work but if you don’t know what those terms mean well it’s like navigating a maze.

In this video, I break down these terms, explain what they mean and how you can use them to narrow down your options in picking the best Linux Distro for you.