The first thing that puzzles someone new to Linux is the concept of Linux distribution. When you want to get Linux on your computer, what you install is actually a Linux "distribution" that contains a Linux kernel (see here for a definition of kernel) and some applications like Firefox (web browser) and Open Office (word processor and spreadsheet). There are several distribution available for you choose from, and one of the the first decision you will have to make is to choose your Linux distribution. To help you understand what is a Linux distribution I will take the Windows world as an example.

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