Flavor

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See also: Distribution | Unix | Linux | BSD

1. A synonymn for Distribution but more accurate for BSD Distributions as BSD has a variety of different kernels while Linux has a single one; "BSD Distributions" should technically be "BSD Flavors."

Linux Distributions are also casually referred to as "Linux flavors."

2. Jargon to describe a specific format of data. For instance: Microsoft Word documents may come in flavors such as Word 6.0, Word 95, Word 97 and above.