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I have spent a couple of weeks benchmarking some linux distros like Mint with cinnamon desktop environ. Ubuntu, the new debian 7.4 Fedora CentOS elivecd And I have Elivecd installed because the full support of the mac hardware, i.e. WiFi chipset, and elive works pretty fluently.
You could always attempt to run the command in your shell of choice. If the command is present, it will be executed. If it's not present, the shell will output something along the lines of: bash: lelos: command not found... Keep in mind that certain binaries may not be able to be found, unless you attempt to execute them as root user, or with root ...
Very few commands are distribution specific. Each command is contained in some package, which might be installed or not. Which packages are installed can be choosen when installing and later additional packages can be added or removed. Therefore two boxes running the same distribution can provide a very different set of commands.
This command is probably what you are looking for: lsb_release -a Since lsb stands for 'Linux Standard Base', it is reasonable to expect this to be present. http://refspecs.linuxbase.org/LSB_3.1.1/LSB-Core-generic/LSB-Core-generic/lsbrelease.html
Fedora has among its guidelines that nothing that can't be redistributed in source without legal restrictions (in the US, mainly because it is an US based distribution) is allowed. The exceptions to this are firmware for devices that the vendor allows to distribute freely, mostly distributed by/with the kernel. This is stuff that doesn't run on your ...
To be clear, I'm using criteria that are usually termed as Free Software Guidelines. The two major versions of this that exist, which are very similar to be the point of being virtually indistinguishable, at the Debian and the FSF definitions. Here is the FSF take on this. There is room for disagreement. Personally, Debian is plenty free enough for me. ...
In my experience even lbuntu uses a fair amount of resources. I have had good experiences with Puppy on old equipment, it rejuvenated an unusable Windows 95 machine. This post expands on the subject : What is a free, small Unix/Linux OS?
You could use Fedora LXDE Spin, where Fedora is the base of Red Hat, and CentOS is just a rebranding/copy of Red Hat. The only difference: Fedora has very recent software which sometimes is like beta. But if you use the Fedora release from last year, you can add all the security and bugfixing updates to have a somewhat more stable system. Only problem: ...
Using the following to search it appears not. http://distrowatch.com/search.php You should follow the advice in the comments and just #yum install lxde Here are more instructions if needed.
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