- Which Linux should I use?
- Why isnt there a policy for a single Linux distro?
An article from Linux.com mentioned about the comings of Linux Standard Base (LSB) Desktop Project. What does this mean? Anyone can choose their own Linux desktop and still work with others in the same environment.
In 2008, we have LSB 3.2 that allows portable applications among the Linux distributions.
As a guide to which Linux distribution, refer to only those found at https://www.linux-foundation.org/lsb-cert/productdir.php?by_lsb
Following is a list of those already LSB certified. Try to look out for the LSB Certified trademark.
- LSB 3.1
- RHEL 5
- SUSE Linux Enterprise 5
- Ubuntu 6.06
- Bitmap images - uses PNG
- Compressed photo - uses JPEG
- Fonts - uses Freetype2 (2.1.10)
- Cryptographic - OpenSSL
- X graphics renderer - uses X version 11 release 6.4
- Desktop menu directory - uses Desktop Menu specification 1.0
- Executable and Linking Format and part of ISO/IEC 23360
- Required user and group names include root, bin and daemon
- Software installation is in RPM or LSB conforming installer