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"Linux" is the name for a large family of operating systems (OS's).

Debian is one "flavor" of Linux. Raspbian (an excellent OS for the Raspberry Pi... but not the only one in use) is a "flavor" of Debian. ("Flavor" used loosely here, not in a strict "computer" sense.)

If you are stuggling to understand, say, "sudo" for the Raspberry Pi, and you have searched on "Raspbian sudo", and not found what you need, it may be worth searching on "Debian sudo", or even "Linux sudo". Of course, the further you get from "Raspbian", the greater the chance that in a Pi, specifically, things are slightly different.

Hope that helped?

I hope that was helpful. Getting started is always so tedious. This page is just a "glossary entry" off of my main "Getting started with Raspberry Pi" page. Feel free to contact me (see below) with comments, suggestions, questions... save the next reader being confused by something? Please cite this page's URI, if you do: pt9Gloss-Linux.htm.

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