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What is the difference between Ubuntu and Linux?

Asked by T. Wikati, Last updated: Oct 03, 2022

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cloudministerdev

cloudministerdev

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Answered Nov 21, 2019

The question is nonsensical because Linux is part of Ubuntu. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information indicating that Linux is an operating system. Linux is only the kernel of an operating system, the software program that manages hardware and provides scheduling, memory management, and other basic services. A kernel such as Linux is useless without libraries and higher-level programs that allow a user to interact with it. Complete operating systems such as Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Slackware combine Linux with libraries and programs from the GNU project and many other sources.

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets
Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Aug 30, 2019

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are the two preferred desktop Linux allocations. Linux Mint and Ubuntu are interrelated. Mint is based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Linux mint has become increasingly distinctive Linux distributions with different ideas over time.

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are the two preferred desktop Linux allocations. Linux Mint and Ubuntu are
Linux mint offers more configurability than Ubuntu. Ubuntu's unity only contains a few choices in the latest version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu does not ship with any graphical configuration tools for altering its login screen. Linux Mint ships with a management panel that can modify the login screen. Ubuntu's Unity desktop has nominal choices. Ubuntu's current versions are more of a break from the past traditional desktop.

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j. Goodman

j. Goodman

j. Goodman
J. Goodman, Web Content Writer, San Antonio

Answered Aug 14, 2019

Linux is known to be a type of system that is based on the Linux kernel while Ubuntu is based on the Linux system. The main difference between the two is that Ubuntu is known to be based on the Debian system while Linux comes with its package system.

Linux is known to be a type of system that is based on the Linux kernel while Ubuntu is based on
A lot of people do not have to worry anymore about downloading and using the Linux system because they can be sure that they are getting virus-free apps in the process of getting the whole package. People can feel safe with the use of Ubuntu too because it is also known to be super secure.

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E. Barnes

E. Barnes

But Can you play this?

E. Barnes
E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

Answered May 24, 2019

Both Ubuntu and Linux are open source operating systems. Ubuntu is one of the Linux distributions. Linux has several distributions, which are based on the Linux kernel. Linux was released in 1991 by Linux Torvalds and Ubuntu was released in 2004. Ubuntu is seen as more user -friendly than Linux. Each has many varieties of it. Ubuntu has a sever, core, and desktop based variety.

Both Ubuntu and Linux are open source operating systems. Ubuntu is one of the Linux distributions.
Linux has a server and embedded based variety. Linux is a more robust and secure system, eliminating the need for an anti-virus installation. Even against competitors it is better. While both are reliable and flexible, Linux has better forum support.

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