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OS ID: 26



OS NAME: ExTiX

OS Link: http://www.extix.se/

OS Description: All Exton Linux distributions are hosted by The Swedish Linux Society. Sixteen (16) exton distributions can also be downloaded from SourceForge.net – Fast, secure and free downloads from the st Open Source applications and software directory and/or from Softpedia.com – the encyclopedia of free software downloads!

Categories: Security, For Linux Developers, For Linux Experts, For The Newbie

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: http://www.extix.se/?page_id=10




OS ID: 27



OS NAME: Fedora

OS Link: https://getfedora.org/

OS Description: Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users. Fedora Workstation is a polished, easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers and makers of all kinds.

Categories: Games, Stable, Everyday Usage, For Linux Developers, For Linux Experts, For Creative Users, For The Newbie

Size: 40 GB

Forum Link: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/




OS ID: 28



OS NAME: FerenOS

OS Link: https://ferenos.weebly.com/

OS Description: Feren OS is a free and open-source operating system with a pseudo-rolling-release nature. It is designed to be stable, more powerful, and more secure. With a new yet familiar user experience now included, it has never been a better time to check out Feren OS. Pseudo-rolling-release means that not all of the OS rolls frequently, just a certain chunk of the available applications rolls frequently

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

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 29



OS NAME: Finnix

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

OS Description: Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution (

Categories: Stable, For Linux Experts

Size: 2 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 30



OS NAME: FreeBSD

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

OS Description: FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms A community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

Categories: For Old Computers, For Linux Experts

Size: 25 GB

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




OS ID: 31



OS NAME: GarudaLinux

OS Link: https://garudalinux.org/

OS Description: With handpicked desktop themes, appealing shell look and beautiful blur effects out of box, Garuda Linux never lets you down.

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

Size: 40 GB

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




OS ID: 32



OS NAME: GeckoLinux

OS Link: http://geckolinux.github.io/

OS Description: Linux for Granularly Control the Look and Feel Geckos. GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. It is available in Static (based on openSUSE Leap) and Rolling (based on openSUSE Tumbleweed) editions. GeckoLinux comes pre-installed with common niceties such as proprietary media codecs, whereas openSUSE for legal reasons requires users to know how to add additional repositories and which packages to add.

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

Size: 40 GB

Forum Link: https://github.com/geckolinux/geckolinux-project/discussions




OS ID: 33



OS NAME: Gentoo

OS Link: http://www.gentoo.org/

OS Description: Gentoo, a highly flexible, source-based Linux distribution.

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

Size: 5 GB

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




OS ID: 34



OS NAME: GhostBSD

OS Link: http://www.ghostbsd.org/

OS Description: Simple - GhostBSD provides a simple desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD with MATE, OpenRC and OS packages for simplicity. GhostBSD has a selection of commonly used software preinstalled and required to start using it to its full potential. Elegant - GhostBSD uses the GTK environment to provide a beautiful looks and a comfortable experience on the modern BSD platform offering a natural and native Unix work environment. It is BSD - GhostBSD is built on top of FreeBSD code, and its roots go back to the University of California Berkeley Unix Research. Historically it was referred to as

Categories: For Linux Experts

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://forums.ghostbsd.org/index.php




OS ID: 35



OS NAME: KDENeon

OS Link: https://neon.kde.org/

OS Description: The latest and greatest of KDE community software packaged on a rock-solid base. Now rebased on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Linux Experts, For The Newbie

Size: 20 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 36



OS NAME: KaOS

OS Link: https://kaosx.us/

OS Description: A Lean KDE Distribution. KaOS is an independent distribution focused on Qt and KDE.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://forum.kaosx.us/




OS ID: 37



OS NAME: KaliLinux

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

OS Description: Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security Research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

Categories: Security, AntiSurveilance, AntiCensorship, For Linux Experts

Size: 20 GB

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




OS ID: 38



OS NAME: Kodachi

OS Link: https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/

OS Description: Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Xubuntu 18.04.5 it will provide you with a secure, anti-forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure. Kodachi is very easy to use all you have to do is boot it up on your PC via USB drive then you should have a fully running operating system with established VPN connection + Tor Connection established + DNScrypt service running. No setup or Linux knowledge is required from your side its all been automated for you. The entire OS is functional from your temporary memory RAM so once you shut it down no trace is left behind all your activities are wiped out.

Categories: Everyday Usage, Security, AntiSurveilance, AntiCensorship, For Linux Experts, For The Newbie

Size: 40 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 39



OS NAME: Kubuntu

OS Link: https://kubuntu.org/

OS Description: Kubuntu, making your PC friendly - Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide community of developers, testers, supporters and translators. Kubuntu is a free, complete, and open-source alternative to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X which contains everything you need to work, play, or share. Check out the Feature Tour if you would like to learn more! Kubuntu unites Ubuntu with KDE and the fabulous Plasma desktop, bringing you a full set of applications. The installation includes productivity, office, email, graphics, photography, and music applications ready to use at startup. Firefox, Kmail, LibreOffice, Gwenview are just a few installed and ready to use, with thousands more, available in just a click, from the Discover software centre. Built using the Qt toolkit, Kubuntu is fast, slick and beautiful. Kubuntu is mobile-ready, enabling easy integration between your PC desktop and phone or tablet. Simply use the Google Play store to install KDE Connect on your Android device and you can integrate your device with your desktop.

Categories: Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: https://www.kubuntuforums.net/forum.php




OS ID: 40



OS NAME: LXLE

OS Link: https://www.lxle.net/

OS Description: Revive that old PC!

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

Size: 5 GB

Forum Link: https://www.lxle.net/forums/




OS ID: 41



OS NAME: LinuxFX

OS Link: http://www.linuxfx.org/

OS Description: Windowsfx was developed to take advantage of the entire learning curve of native users of the Microsoft © Windows® platform. That said, Windowsfx is expected to look and behave similarly to Microsoft © Windows®.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 25 GB

Forum Link: No Forum


OS ID: 42



OS NAME: LinuxLiteOS

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

OS Description: Easy to Use Free Linux Operating System - Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux and for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 5 GB

Forum Link: https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/




OS ID: 43



OS NAME: LinuxMint

OS Link: https://linuxmint.com/

OS Description: The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are: It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use. It's both free of cost and open source. It's community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint. Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers. It's safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware...etc).

Categories: Stable, Multimedia Support, Everyday Usage, For Linux Experts, For The Newbie

Size: 40 GB

Forum Link: https://forums.linuxmint.com/




OS ID: 44



OS NAME: Lubuntu

OS Link: https://lubuntu.me/

OS Description: Your daily operating system. Lubuntu is a complete Operating System that ships the essential apps and services for daily use: office applications, PDF reader, image editor, music and video players, etc. If you need more, you can use the Discover Software Center to download the required app that suits your needs, for free.

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

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: https://discourse.lubuntu.me/




OS ID: 45



OS NAME: MXLinux

OS Link: https://mxlinux.org/

OS Description: MX Linux is a cooperative venture between the antiX and MX Linux communities. It is a family of operating systems that are designed to combine elegant and efficient desktops with high stability and solid performance. MX’s graphical tools provide an easy way to do a wide variety of tasks, while the Live USB and snapshot tools inherited from antiX add impressive portability and remastering capabilities. Extensive support is available through videos, documentation and a very friendly Forum.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

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




OS ID: 46



OS NAME: MaboxLinux

OS Link: https://maboxlinux.org/

OS Description: images/MaboxLinux.png> |Everyday Usage,Stable,For Linux Experts| ^20^ @https://forum.maboxlinux.org@

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Linux Experts

Size: 20 GB

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




OS ID: 47



OS NAME: Mageia

OS Link: https://www.mageia.org/en/

OS Description: Change your perspective: Stable, secure operating system for desktop & server - Free Software, coproduced by hundreds of people - Elected governance, nonprofit organization - You can be part of it

Categories: Stable, Security, For Linux Experts

Size: 40 GB

Forum Link: https://forums.mageia.org/en/




OS ID: 48



OS NAME: Manjaro

OS Link: https://manjaro.org/

OS Description: Manjaro is a professionally made operating system that is a suitable replacement for Windows or MacOS. Multiple Desktop Environments are available through our Official and Community editions.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Linux Experts

Size: 40 GB

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




OS ID: 49



OS NAME: MidnightBSD

OS Link: http://www.midnightbsd.org/

OS Description: MidnightBSD is a BSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. It includes all the software you'd expect for your daily tasks — email, web browsing, word processing, gaming, and much more. With a community of dedicated developers, MidnightBSD strives to create an easy-to-use operating system everyone can use, freely. Available for x86, AMD64 and as Virtual Machines.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For Linux Experts

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: http://forum.midnightbsd.org/




OS ID: 50



OS NAME: NetRunner

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

OS Description: Netrunner is a complete Linux Operating System for PCs, laptops/netbooks and ARM microcomputers, that makes exclusive use of the KDE Plasma desktop environment. The standard version ships with a full set of pre-installed software for everyday usage. Netrunner is based on the latest Debian Stable, which makes it rock solid.

Categories: Stable, Everyday Usage, For The Newbie

Size: 15 GB

Forum Link: https://support.blue-systems.com/



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