Linux Step By Steps

DISTROS: Major Component Cross Reference

For a detailed reference, click here

http://home.kimo.com.tw/ladislav/distro_compare.html

The following tables define the major components and versions of various distributions.

This list is not complete, it is intended as a useful reference point for linux-users to understand another penguin's base system when replying to queries and problems.

You cannot infer any negative comparisons from this table. Some distros prefer alpha versions of software, and correspondingly, so do the users of that distro. Other people prefer or need stability from their OS.
 
 

Distro Version Kernel XFree GUI GLIBC Other
Redmond build 35 2.4.5-ac13 4.1.0 kde2.2beta1 glibc2.2.2
Suse 7.1 Personal 2.2.18 and 2.4 4.0.2 kde 1.1.2 and 2.0.1
Gnome 1.2 windowmaker
icewm
fvwm2
sawfish
 2.2-7  IPV6
Slackware current pre 8.0 2.2.19  and 2.4.5 4.1 kde 2.1.2
gnome 1.4
fvwm 2.2.5, sawfish-0.38
fvwm95-2.0.43ba-15
windowmaker 0.65.0
enlightenment 0.16.5
2.2.3
Mandrake 
 
7.2 stock 2.2.17 4.0.1 KDE 2.0
Gnome 1.2.0
IceWm 1.0.4
sawfish 0.30.3
2.1.3 reiserfs 2.2.17_3.5.26
Netscape 4.75
 
7.2 Updated 2.2.19 KDE 2.0.1 Netscape 4.77
reiserfs 2.2.19_3.5.29
Redhat  7.1 2.4.2-2 4.0.3 KDE 2.1.2
others not checked
2.1.2 
Caldera e2.4 2.2.14 3.3.6 KDE1.1.2 (update) 2.0.9