Linux Distro


Before choosing a linux distro one should consider

  1. The default setup. (Desktop environment, already installed software, etc.)
  2. Available packages. What software and versions of software are available to you without much hassle.
  3. System upgradeability. (Rolling – always up to date, or a 6 month release schedule or something in between)

Remember, that apart from the package management system and some underlying system choices, most distros are fairly similar to use on the surface (unless you plan on using it as a server). Some core features you should look for include

  • Good package management + vendor repos.
  • Sane defaults
  • Config packages
  • Truly community run

Top Linux Distro


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openSUSE
openSUSE

The openSUSE project has three main goals: make openSUSE the easiest Linux for anyone to obtain; leverage open source collaboration; dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes.


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Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an open source operating system that is certified on hundreds of clouds & with thousands of hardware & software vendors.


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RebornOS
RebornOS

Reborn OS is a Linux distro based on Arch, coming with an easy to use installer that provides a very high configurability during the installation process.


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Qubes OS
Qubes OS

Qubes is a security-oriented, free and open-source operating system for personal computers that allows you to securely compartmentalize your digital life.‎Download Mirrors · ‎Qubes R4.


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PureOS
PureOS

A user friendly, secure and freedom respecting OS for your daily usage


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Pop!_OS
Pop!_OS

A developer-focused minimalist Linux distro from System 76


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Parrot Security OS
Parrot Security OS

The best choice for security experts, developers and crypto-addicted people.


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OpenELEC

OpenELEC, which stands for Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, is a Linux operating system that makes the host computer a Kodi media center. The software was the winner of the Swiss Opensource Award in 2014.


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OpenBSD
OpenBSD

FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system


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MX Linux
MX Linux

MX Linux is an operating system – a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS…


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Manjaro Linux
Manjaro Linux

Manjaro Linux is a new linux distribution which is based on arch linux. Get ManjaroWelcome to the official Manjaro Linux Installation Media page . Read more about Manjaro Linux.


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Lubuntu
Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications.


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Linux Mint
Linux Mint

Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.


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libreCMC
libreCMC

The libre Embedded GNU/Linux Distro.


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Kubuntu
Kubuntu

Linux operating system distribution derived from Ubuntu but with KDE environment.


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Kodibuntu
Kodibuntu

Kodibuntu is a combination Kodi/operating system for use on PCs that are mainly just running Kodi. It is an alternative to installing Windows or a larger (and sometimes more complicated) Linux-based OS.


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Kali Linux
Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration…


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FreeBSD
FreeBSD

FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™)…


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elementary OS
elementary OS

A fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS. Pay what you want or download for free.


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DragonFly BSD
DragonFly BSD

DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux.


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Dracos Linux
Dracos Linux

Dracos Linux is an open source operating system provides to penetration testing. Packed with a ton of pentest tools including information gathering, forensics, malware analysis, mantaining access, and reverse engineering.


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Deepin
Deepin

deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. deepin 15. 5 mainly added HiDPI, fingerprint scanning and Flatpak appli.


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Debian
Debian

Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.


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Damn Small Linux
Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.


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CentOS
CentOS

CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise…


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Bodhi Linux
Bodhi Linux

A minimalistic Linux distribution based on https://alternativeto.


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Bedrock Linux
Bedrock Linux

A meta Linux distribution which allows users to utilize features from other, typically mutually…


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BackBox Linux
BackBox Linux

BackBox is a Linux distribution based on …


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ArcoLinux
ArcoLinux

Great Arch/Linux learning for beginers up. Want to learn Linux ground work? Want to learn how to customize your destop & experience? What to learn how to build your own functional iso? ArcoLinux is the answer. Period.


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ArchStrike
ArchStrike

An Arch Linux repository for security professionals and enthusiasts.


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Anarchy Linux
Anarchy Linux

A distro that helps setting up a Archlinux system.


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Alpine Linux
Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.


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Zorin OS

A powerful operating system designed to make your computer faster, more secure and easier to use. DownloadDownload Lite – Install Zorin OS – Education – .


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Xubuntu
Xubuntu

Xubuntu – Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Download XubuntuXubuntu – Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Feature Tour.


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Whonix

Whonix aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity by helping you use your applications…


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UBOS
UBOS

Linux distro that makes it 10x easier to run server-side apps like Nextcloud or Mastodon for your family, on PC, Raspberry Pi, cloud and others


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Ubuntu MATE

We are delighted to provide a ready-to-run image for the Raspberry Pi 2 and
Raspberry Pi 3.


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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.


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Tails

Tails is a Debian based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the…


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Spez Linux

A better experience, on the computer you already own.


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Solus

Solus Operating System is a Linux distribution built from scratch, exclusively for desktop systems.


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Slax
Slax

Slax is a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system. Slax LinuxSlax is a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system.


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Slackware

Slackware Linux is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use…