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Glossary of Linux, BSD and open source terms

A quick reference for terms commonly used in the open source community


Introduction
A lot of technical terms get thrown around in DistroWatch articles and in the comments following our weekly news letter. In an effort to make the world of Linux, BSD and open source less confusing, especially to newcomers, we have compiled a glossary of commonly used terms. We present them in alphabetical order to make definitions easier to find.

Should you wish to have us include a definition which is not featured here, please e-mail us and place the word "Glossary" in the subject line of your message.



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