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Question:  3.6. Where Are the Linux FTP Archives?

There are three main archive sites for Linux:

The best place to get the Linux kernel is Linus Torvalds uploads the most recent kernel versions to this site.

Of the U.S. distributions, Debian GNU/Linux is available at Red Hat Linux's home site is, and Linux Slackware's is

The Small Linux distribution, which can run in 2 MB of RAM, is located at

The contents of these sites is mirrored (copied, usually approximately daily) by a number of other sites. Please use a site close to you—it will be faster for you and easier on the network.

Please send updates and corrections to this list to the Linux FAQ maintainer, Not all of these mirror all of the other "source" sites, and some have material not available on the "source" sites.

This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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