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Linux Distribution: PLD
Url: http://pld-linux.org

PLD is a Linux distribution developed since 1998 mainly in Poland. It is a product of bevy of Linux enthusiasts.

About PLD
We have around 200 people expressing their interests in developing PLD, however, number of actively working developers is approximately 50.

PLD stands for PLD Linux Distribution.

How is PLD different from other Linux distributions?

Large software packages are split into functional subbpackages providing the opportunity to install only those pieces of software that are really necessary.

Packages very often come in reasonable default configuration, with bunch of useful patches applied.

PLD has the best IPv6 support among all Linux distributions.

Several choices of crucial servers are available.

System comes with highly modularized kernel suitable for most machines.

PLD contains rc-inetd - interface for managing inetd services. Packages providing inetd servers (e.g. telnetd, cvs-pserver) use this feature to automatically add particular server to inetd configuration.

Similar feature to rc-inetd is rc-boot - a system that allows for easy managing of bootloaders (changing bootloader, updating after kernel upgrade etc).

PLD is also very developer friendly. There are compilers and other development tools for wide variety of languages. This includes such "standard" things like C (three compilers available), C++, Perl or Python, but also some less standard things like two implementations of SML and Prolog, OCaml with several utility programs and libraries and even experimental compilers, like Cyclone or Ksi.

Apart for plain rpm, PLD provides two specialized and powerfull RPM managers: clone of Debian apt, and our own poldek.

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