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  • Ubuntu icon

    Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant...

    Open Source Linux

  • Debian icon

    Debian

    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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    Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with...

    Open Source Linux

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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10...

    Commercial Windows

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    Fedora

    The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community...

    Open Source Linux

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    elementary OS

    elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu . elementary OS ships with a carefully curated selection of apps that cater to every day needs so you can spend more time using your...

    Open Source Linux

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    openSUSE

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution. It is aimed towards users and developers working on...

    Open Source Linux

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    FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures. It is...

    Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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    Gentoo

    Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals. Gentoo is a rolling release distro (continuously developing, don't...

    Open Source Linux BSD FreeBSD

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    Red Hat

    Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary...

    Commercial Linux

  • OpenBSD icon

    OpenBSD

    The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. * OpenBSD runs on many...

    Open Source BSD

  • TrueOS icon

    TrueOS

    TrueOS is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD . Known widely for its stability and security in server environments, FreeBSD provides an excellent base on which to build a...

    Open Source BSD FreeBSD

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    SliTaz

    SliTaz GNU/Linux LiveCD operating system. "SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a cdrom or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 30MB....

    Open Source Linux

  • Qubes OS icon

    Qubes OS

    Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.

    Open Source Linux

  • Scientific Linux icon

    Scientific Linux

    Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Although it aims to be...

    Open Source Linux

    • also rpm package based, also based on fedora
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  • KDE neon icon

    KDE neon

    KDE neon is a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution and live DVD featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop and other KDE community software. Besides the installable DVD image, the project provides a rapidly-evolving software repository with...

    Open Source Linux

  • CoreOS icon

    CoreOS

    CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to...

    Free Linux

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    Trisquel

    Trisquel is a computer operating system, a GNU Linux distribution, derived from another distribution, Ubuntu, which is derived from Debian.

    Open Source Linux

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    PCLinuxOS

    PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops. PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD, and can also be installed to your computer. Easy to follow instructions are included on the LiveCD. The...

    Open Source Linux

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    Alpine Linux

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

    Open Source Linux

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    Illumos

    Illumos is a derivative of OS/Net (aka ON), which basically is a Solaris/ OpenSolaris kernel with the bulk of the drivers, core libraries, and basic utilities. It is dependent on OS/Net, which...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    gNewSense

    gNewSense is a computer operating system based on Debian, and developed with sponsorship from the Free Software Foundation.

    Open Source Linux

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    Windows Server 2012

    Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta...

    Commercial Windows

  • Chakra icon

    Chakra

    The Chakra project aims to create a full-featured KDE build with the simplicity of Arch-Linux builds.

    Open Source Linux

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    SemiCode OS

    SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments. All you need to do after installing the...

    Open Source Linux

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    Pinguy OS

    Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Parabola icon

    Parabola

    Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is a Linux distribution for computers using the i686 and x86-64 architectures.

    Open Source Linux

  • Apricity OS icon

    Apricity OS

    Apricity OS is a modern, intuitive operating system for the cloud generation of computing. It is based on ArchLinux and has an extremely beautiful Desktop Environment that's stripped off from GNOME.

    Open Source Linux

  • Univention Corporate Server icon

    Univention Corporate Server

    Innovative platform to efficiently operate + manage server applications + complete IT infrastructures for MS Windows, Linux, Mac OS X.

    Open Source Linux

  • Semplice icon

    Semplice

    Semplice Linux is a simple, fast and lightweight distribution based on Debian's unstable branch. It includes a small collection of up-to-date applications running on top of the Openbox window manager.

    Open Source Linux Debian

  • Pearl OS icon

    Pearl OS

    Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since 12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux. It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That release was using the XFCE desktop environment. Since then...

    Open Source Linux

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    MidnightBSD

    MidnightBSD is a new 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. A critical...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • Parsix icon

    Parsix

    Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on...

    Open Source Linux

  • Korora Project icon

    Korora Project

    Korora is an installable Fedora Remix Live USB image which aims to provide a complete out of the box experience for new users, including support for multimedia.

    Open Source Linux

  • UberStudent Linux icon

    UberStudent Linux

    UberStudent is a free, full-featured, user-friendly Linux operating system for learning, doing, and teaching the essential skills of academic success at the higher education and advanced secondary levels. It is supported by a free...

    Open Source Linux

CentOS Comments

Great OS

Positive Comment by sergeyvelikiy
about CentOS Apr 2016

I use it on every VPS. If you're UNIX addictive than it is must have for you.

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