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OS ID: 1



OS NAME: ALTLinux

OS Link: https://en.altlinux.org/Main_Page

OS Description: Originated from Russia - They have a Russian version

Categories: Stable, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 2



OS NAME: AVLinux

OS Link: http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/

OS Description: AV Linux MX Edition (AVL-MXE) is a downloadable and installable shared snapshot ISO image file of my own personal Audio/Video Workstation Operating System based on the incomparable MX Linux with many additional customizations and tweaks. Currently AVL-MXE is my own Respin and is not an official variant of antiX/MX. This is a project I have been actively working on and refining since about 2007 and it is prepared and pre-configured to allow you to 'Install and Create'. It is really intended to just be that simple, an AV Content Creation system prepared and shared by someone with practical experience in setting such things up. As its sole maintainer I don’t claim to have any unique credentials as a Linux System Administrator and am merely doing this in my spare time as a hobby. That said countless hours of time and work have been invested in setting it up as effectively as possible. It should be looked at as a 'Custom Shop' OS… a little off the beaten path but well worth checking out!

Categories: Stable, Multimedia Support, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: https://forum.mxlinux.org/index.php?sid=b0432fa65804d68d38b2e5028d1bbea0




OS ID: 3



OS NAME: Absolute

OS Link: https://www.absolutelinux.org/

OS Description: Absolute is a 64-bit Linux distribution based upon Slackware. It concentrates on 'desktop' use so that it is ready for internet, multimedia, document and general home use out of the box. Absolute is lightweight -- meaning 2 things: that it can run on on modest hardware and that the OS interface stays out of your way... but includes the latest software like: Kodi, Inkscape, GIMP, LibreOffice, Google Earth, Google-Chrome, Calibre, etc. It is version-compatible with Slackware so you can use almost any package from the same version of Slack on Absolute. Development libraries (headers) for everything installed are always included, so you can code and/or build almost anything from source. It is what I use all day, every day, and I am very thankful for Linux and Slackware and I hope others find benefit from my work on Absolute.

Categories: Games, Stable, Multimedia Support, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: https://www.absolutelinux.org/phpBB/index.php




OS ID: 4



OS NAME: AlpineLinux

OS Link: https://www.alpinelinux.org/

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

Categories: Security, For Linux Experts

Size: 1 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 5



OS NAME: AntiXLinux

OS Link: https://antixlinux.com/

OS Description: 'antiX Magic' in an environment suitable for old and new computers. antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install systemd-free linux live CD distribution based on Debian Stable for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the 'antiX Magic' in an environment suitable for old and new computers. So don’t throw away that old computer yet!

Categories: Everyday Usage, For Old Computers, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: https://www.antixforum.com/




OS ID: 6



OS NAME: ArchBangLinux

OS Link: https://archbang.org/

OS Description: A live distro based on archlinux™

Categories: Stable, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 7



OS NAME: ArchLinux

OS Link: https://archlinux.org/

OS Description: Arch Linux defines simplicity as without unnecessary additions or modifications. It ships software as released by the original developers (upstream) with minimal distribution-specific (downstream) changes: patches not accepted by upstream are avoided, and Arch's downstream patches consist almost entirely of backported bug fixes that are obsoleted by the project's next release. In a similar fashion, Arch ships the configuration files provided by upstream with changes limited to distribution-specific issues like adjusting the system file paths. It does not add automation features such as enabling a service simply because the package was installed. Packages are only split when compelling advantages exist, such as to save disk space in particularly bad cases of waste. GUI configuration utilities are not officially provided, encouraging users to perform most system configuration from the shell and a text editor.

Categories: For Linux Developers, For Linux Experts

Size: 10 GB

Forum Link: https://bbs.archlinux.org/




OS ID: 8



OS NAME: ArcoLinux

OS Link: https://www.arcolinux.info/

OS Description: READY FOR A NEW DESKTOP, CWM HAS BEEN RELEASED. INSTALL ALL 21 DESKTOPS, LEARN, HAVE FUN, AND ENJOY

Categories: For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 9



OS NAME: ArtixLinux

OS Link: https://artixlinux.org/

OS Description: Artix Linux is a rolling-release distribution, based on Arch Linux. It uses OpenRC, runit or s6 as init because PID1 must be simple, secure and stable.

Categories: Stable, For Linux Experts

Size: 10 GB

Forum Link: https://forum.artixlinux.org/




OS ID: 10



OS NAME: BlackArch

OS Link: https://blackarch.org/

OS Description: BlackArch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains 2653 tools. You can install tools individually or in groups. BlackArch Linux is compatible with existing Arch installs. For more information, see the installation instructions. Also, news is published on our blog. Please note that BlackArch is a relatively new project. To report bugs and request new tools, please visit the issue tracker on Github, stop by IRC, or email us. The BlackArch Live ISO contains multiple window managers.

Categories: Everyday Usage, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 11



OS NAME: BluestarLinux

OS Link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/

OS Description: Bluestar Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution, built with an understanding that people want and need a solid Operating System that provides a breadth of functionality and ease of use without sacrificing aesthetics. Bluestar is offered in three edtions - desktop, deskpro and developer - each tailored to address the needs of a variety of Linux users. Bluestar can be installed permanently as a robust and fully configurable operating system on a laptop or desktop system, or it can be run effectively as a live installer and supports the addition of persistent storage for those who choose not to perform a permanent installation.

Categories: Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://www.facebook.com/BluestarLinux/




OS ID: 12



OS NAME: BodhiLinux

OS Link: https://www.bodhilinux.com/

OS Description: Bodhi Linux, a lightweight distribution featuring the fast & fully customisable Moksha Desktop. Supporting 64-bit & 32-bit Non-PAE architectures, it is built on top of Ubuntu (18.04) – Bodhi Linux 5.1.0 is the Enlightened Linux Distribution.

Categories: Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: https://bodhilinux.boards.net/




OS ID: 13



OS NAME: BunsenLabs

OS Link: https://www.bunsenlabs.org/

OS Description: BunsenLabs Linux Lithium is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The project is a community continuation of CrunchBang Linux. The current release is derived from Debian 10.

Categories: Stable, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/




OS ID: 14



OS NAME: ClearLinux

OS Link: https://clearlinux.org/

OS Description: Clear Linux OS is an open source, rolling release Linux distribution optimized for performance and security, from the Cloud to the Edge, designed for customization, and manageability.

Categories: Security, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://community.clearlinux.org/




OS ID: 15



OS NAME: ClearOS

OS Link: https://www.clearos.com/

OS Description: Applications and an operating system come with your computer, tablet, and phone. So, why not on your server? HPE is redefining the business server by offering ClearOS with HPE ProLiant servers. ClearOS is a simple, open, and affordable operating system with an intuitive graphical web-based user interface and an application marketplace with over 100 apps to choose from, with more being added every day. Leveraging open source software, you decide what applications you need and only pay for the applications and support you want.

Categories: Stable, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community




OS ID: 16



OS NAME: Debian

OS Link: https://www.debian.org/

OS Description: Debian is a complete Free Operating System!

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Creative Users

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: http://forums.debian.net




OS ID: 17



OS NAME: Devuan

OS Link: https://www.devuan.org/

OS Description: Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd that allows users to reclaim control over their system by avoiding unnecessary entanglements and ensuring Init Freedom.

Categories: For Linux Experts

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://dev1galaxy.org/




OS ID: 18



OS NAME: DragonFlyBSD

OS Link: https://www.dragonflybsd.org/

OS Description: DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux. It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems. DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely different direction from the one taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.

Categories: Everyday Usage, Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 5 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 19



OS NAME: EasyOS

OS Link: https://easyos.org/

OS Description: A good way to explain what Easy is all about, is to follow the user (that's you) experience, from downloading the deployed file, to installing and discovering it's features. To start, you would go to one of the websites hosting EasyOS and download it...

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 64 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 20



OS NAME: Elementary

OS Link: https://elementary.io/

OS Description: The fast, open, and privacy-respecting replacement for Windows and macOS

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 21



OS NAME: Elive

OS Link: https://www.elivecd.org/

OS Description: Elive, maybe the best Linux OS ever made - And probably the only distro you'll stay with - But Elive is not for everyone, are you the exception?

Categories: Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://forum.elivelinux.org/




OS ID: 22



OS NAME: Emmabuntus

OS Link: https://emmabuntus.org/

OS Description: This distribution was designed to facilitate the reconditioning of computers donated to humanitarian associations, in particular to the Emmaus communities (hence its name) and to promote the discovery of GNU / Linux by beginners, but also to extend the life of the equipment for limit the waste caused by the overconsumption of raw materials. Emmabuntüs is used for the reuse of computers by many associations in France and Africa.

Categories: Stable, For Old Computers, For The Newbie

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 23



OS NAME: EndeavourOS

OS Link: https://endeavouros.com/

OS Description: Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but you think you aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install? Or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a system that’s close to your beloved distro? No matter which category you’re in, we can offer you the solution to make your jump-start in the flexible and wonderful world that an Arch-based distro can offer.

Categories: Granularly Control the Look and Feel, For Linux Experts

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: https://forum.endeavouros.com/




OS ID: 24



OS NAME: EndlessOS

OS Link: https://endlessos.com/home/

OS Description: The Endless Operating System is simple and easy for anyone to use. It is fully equipped with essential apps to learn, play, work and connect in 2021. Once installed, no internet is required. Provided by the Endless OS Foundation, the OS is free for individuals and non-commercial use up to 500 computers.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: https://community.endlessos.com/




OS ID: 25



OS NAME: EnsoOS

OS Link: http://www.enso-os.site/

OS Description: A simple operating system for everyone, able run on any machine. Simple - Designed with simplicity in mind, keeping the design and system to a minimum to enable you to run the tasks you need. Private - No spyware included, and never will be! We believe in freedome and privacy Green - Built on Linux, Enso is able to run on nearly any machine that exists, including those that are no longer supported by Windows or Mac

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Old Computers, For The Newbie

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: No Forum

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