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    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...

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    macOS is a Unix-based operating system developed and marketed by Apple Inc., Designed to run on Macintosh computers.

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  • Lubuntu icon


    Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE, the lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.

    Open Source Linux

    • Lubuntu and Xubuntu are both Ubuntu under the hood. The difference is they come with different desktop environments (LXDE and XFCE, respectively). LXDE is even lighter on system resources than XFCE so should work better on REALLY old/slow computers. But that's it. JohnFastmanJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment instead...

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    • Kubuntu and Xubuntu are both Ubuntu underneath. They differ from each other (and from Ubuntu) only by the default desktop that they come with (and some apps that are part of those). Kubuntu comes with KDE's Plasma 5, which is more modern, Xubuntu comes with XFCE, which is faster on old/slow computers. If you want KDE's Plasma, then go for KDE Neon instead of Kubuntu: it gets faster updates. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Manjaro Linux

    Manjaro Linux is a desktop-oriented, user-friendly distribution based on Arch Linux.

    Open Source Linux

    • Manjaro Linux has got the point where it's more user friendly than Xubuntu, in my opinion. Particularly in the XFCE (official) and MATE (community) builds, the pamac/pacman package manager is utterly great to use and draws software not just from Manjaro repositories but from Arch's AUR, which has something like 60k+ software apps. Despite being based on Arch, Manjaro is very user-friendly and the community support is fantastic. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Tails icon


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

    Open Source Linux

    • Xubuntu is Ubuntu with the XFCE deskop. Ubuntu (and therefore Xubuntu) are both based on Debian. Tails is also based on Debian. But Tails is intended more for accessing the internet anonymously than regular desktop computing. Typically, you run it from a USB stick on untrusted computers. It comes with the old KDE desktop. JohnFastmanJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Remix OS

    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices. Given its lightweight size and system...

    Free Linux Android Android Tablet

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    Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimised for the Raspberry Pi hardware (the armhf processor architecture).

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

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    Chromium OS

    Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. The only application on the operating system is a web...

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    Ubuntu MATE

    Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and...

    Open Source Linux

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