Free Distros

These distros listed here include only 100% free/libre software, and those that can be used with only free/libre software. They are listed in alphabetical order.


  • Debian

    Free Windows Linux Windows S BSD Self-Hosted Website

    Debian is fully free software out of the box, however they maintain a repository of proprietary software - you can always choose not to use those.

     

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  • Dragora

    Free Linux Website

    An independent GNU/Linux distribution based on concepts of simplicity.

     

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  • Fedora

    Free Linux Website

    Fedora is also fully free software out of the box, however there are still proprietary blobs in their kernel. It's possible to switch it out with the Linux-libre kernel.

     

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  • Gentoo

    Free Linux BSD FreeBSD Website

    You can always choose to build Gentoo with only fully free software included and with the Linux-libre kernel.

     

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  • GNU Guix

    Free Linux Self-Hosted GNU Hurd Website

    An advanced GNU/Linux distro built on top of GNU Guix (pronounced “geeks”), a purely functional package manager for the GNU system.

     

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  • Linux From Scratch

    Free Linux Website

    Like Gentoo, you can always choose to build LFS with only fully free software included and with the Linux-libre kernel.

     

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  • Parabola

    Free Linux Website

    A distribution based on Arch that prioritizes simple package and system management.

     

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  • PureOS

    Free Linux Website

    A GNU distribution based on Debian with a focus on privacy, security, and convenience.

     

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  • Trisquel

    Free Linux Website

    A GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that's oriented toward small enterprises, domestic users and educational centers.

     

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