Open Source Operating Systems

cpfotiadisList by cpfotiadis, last updated 2024-05-12
  1. Personal Computers & Servers

  2. 4MLinux icon

    4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (as a system rescue live CD), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery (providing several small Linux games).

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    • Linux
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    4MLinux screenshot 1
  3. ALT Linux icon

    ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based, APT-managed operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus package repository branches. ALT Linux Rescue is, well, the disaster recovery tool.

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    uefi boot
  4. AV Linux icon

    AV Linux is a versatile, MX Linux -based distribution featuring a large collection of audio and video production software. Additionally, it also includes a custom kernel with IRQ threading enabled for low-latency audio performance.

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    AV Linux screenshot 1
  5. AlmaLinux icon

    Launched with the code-name Project Lenix, AlmaLinux OS is an open-source, community-driven project that intends to fill the gap left by the demise of the CentOS stable release. AlmaLinux OS is a 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL® 8 and it is built by the creators of the...

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    AlmaLinux Desktop Environment
  6. Alpine Linux icon

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

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    Alpine Linux screenshot 1
  7. antiX icon

    antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian's testing branch for Intel/AMD x86-compatible systems. antiX offers users the "Magic of MEPIS" in an environment suitable for old computers.

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    antiX screenshot 1
  8. Arch Linux icon

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86_64 optimized GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

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    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
  9. ArchBang icon

    ArchBang is a simple GNU/Linux rolling release distribution which provides you with a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the Openbox Window Manager.

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    ArchBang screenshot 1
  10. ArchLabs Linux icon

    ArchLabs Linux Mínimo, a minimal distribution for lovers of Openbox and Arch Linux.

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    ArchLabs Linux screenshot 1
  11. Archcraft icon

    A Fast, friendly, open-source operating system, for newbies, geeks & DIY enthusiasts.

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    Archcraft screenshot 1
  12. Archman Linux icon

    Archman GNU/Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution which features the Calamares system installer and a pre-configured desktop environment. Archman also features the Octopi and Pamac package manager to make installing new software easier.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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  13. ArcoLinux icon

    ArcoLinux is a distribution based on Arch Linux.

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  14. Artix Linux icon

    Artix Linux is a fork (or continuation as an autonomous project) of the Arch-OpenRC and Manjaro-OpenRC projects. Artix Linux offers a lightweight, rolling-release operating system featuring the OpenRC init software.

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    Artix Linux screenshot 1
  15. Athena OS icon

    Athena OS is an Arch-derived Linux distribution designed for penetration testing, bug-bounty hunting and InfoSec students. The distribution provides a way to connect directly to some of the e-learning hacking resources, such as Hack The Box, Offensive Security, PWNX and InfoSec...

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    Athena OS screenshot 1
  16. Bazzite icon

    Bazzite is a custom gaming Linux distro built from ublue-os/main and ublue-os/nvidia using Fedora technology, which means expanded hardware support and built in drivers are included.

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    Bazzite screenshot 1
  17. blendOS icon

    A seamless blend of all Linux distributions.

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    blendOS screenshot 1
  18. Bluestar Linux icon

    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.

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    Bluestar Linux screenshot 1
  19. Bodhi Linux icon

    Bodhi Linux, a lightweight distribution featuring the fast & fully customizable Moksha Desktop ( The 64-bit is built on top of Ubuntu (20.04). The 32-bit Non-PAE architecture has a Ubuntu 18.04 base – Bodhi Linux 6.0.

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    Bodhi Linux screenshot 1
  20. BunsenLabs icon

    BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The current release is Helium, built on top of Debian (stable). The project is a community continuation of CrunchBang Linux.

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    BunsenLabs screenshot 1
  21. Calculate Linux icon

    Calculate Linux is based on Gentoo that is well known for its stability and great performance on a broad range of hardware: from Pentium Pro to modern CPUs.

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  22. CentOS icon

    CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution.

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    The logon screen
  23. Clear Linux icon

    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.

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    Clear Linux screenshot 1
  24. CrunchBang Plus Plus icon

    CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian’s non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the .

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    CrunchBang Plus Plus screenshot 1
  25. Debian icon

    The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

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    Debian 9 gnome.
  26. Deepin icon

    Deepin is a reinterpretation to creativity and individuality. It is not only a rebirth to the system appearance, but also a brand-new upgrade to the operating experience! All of this lets deepin become the best partner of your computer.

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    Deepin screenshot 1
  27. Devuan icon

    Devuan is the base GNU/Linux distribution aiming to replace Debian in order to preserve Init Freedom and avoid the systemd lock-in. Devuan is developed by and for Veteran Unix Admins.

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  28. DragonFly BSD icon

    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...

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    DragonFly BSD screenshot 1
  29. EasyOS icon

    EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution that uses many technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux .

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    EasyOS screenshot 1
  30. Edubuntu icon

    Edubuntu is an educational operating system that is a part of the Ubuntu family. It aims to make Ubuntu, the popular Linux-based operating system, a great choice for the computing needs of children, students, parents, teachers, and schools.

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    Edubuntu screenshot 1
  31. elementary OS icon

    elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

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    The boot screen
  32. EndeavourOS icon

    EndeavourOS is an Arch-based distro that provides an Arch experience without the hassle of installing it manually for both x86_64 and ARM systems. After installation, you’re provided with a lightweight and almost barebones environment ready to be explored with your terminal...

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    EndeavourOS screenshot 1
  33. Endless OS icon

    Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. Rather than using a traditional Linux package management system, Endless OS uses a read-only root file system...

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    Endless OS screenshot 1
  34. EuroLinux icon

    EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution made and supported by the EuroLinux company, built directly from source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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    EuroLinux screenshot 1
  35. ExTiX Linux icon

    ExTiX is a desktop Linux distribution and live DVD based on Ubuntu, offering a choice of alternative desktop environments.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    ExTiX Linux screenshot 1
  36. Fedora icon

    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.

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    Fedora 38
  37. Feren OS icon

    An Ubuntu Distribution that aims to make the switch to Linux easier, simpler and faster not just for Windows users but also Mac and Linux Distro users alike for free. Feren OS aims to be one of the best Distros, if not OSs out there...

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    Feren OS screenshot 1
  38. FreeBSD icon

    FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large 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...

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    FreeBSD screenshot 1
  39. Garuda Linux icon

    Garuda Linux is an appealing Arch Linux-based distribution with BTRFS (modern filesystem), Linux-zen kernel, auto snapshots, gaming edition, and many more bleeding edge features. Besides its sharp focus on performance, Garuda Linux also simplifies the user experience by...

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    Garuda Linux screenshot 1
  40. GeckoLinux icon

    The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE.

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  41. Gentoo icon

    Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals.

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    Gentoo screenshot 1
  42. GhostBSD icon

    GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification. FreeBSD is known for its stability and security in server environments, which, incidentally, provides an...

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    GhostBSD screenshot 1
  43. Haiku icon

    Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

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    Haiku screenshot 1
  44. Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre icon

    The Hyperbola Project is a community driven effort to provide a fully free (as in freedom) operating system that is stable, secure, simple, lightweight that tries to Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) with Long Term Support (LTS).

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre screenshot 1
  45. KDE neon icon

    KDE neon is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that offers a stable and easy-to-use platform, featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop and application releases.

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    KDE neon screenshot 1
  46. KaOS icon

    KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers build their own packages which are...

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    KaOS screenshot 1
  47. Kali Linux icon

    Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, originally forked from Backtrack Linux by the Offensive Security team.

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    Kali Linux screenshot 1
  48. Kubuntu icon

    Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.

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    Kubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine"
  49. LXLE icon

    Revive that old PC!.

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    LXLE screenshot 1
  50. Linux Kodachi icon

    Kodachi is a Debian-based distro which can be run from a DVD or USB thumb drive. It filters network traffic via a VPN and Tor, obscuring the user's location. It attempts to clean up after itself, removing traces of its use from the computer.

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    Linux Kodachi screenshot 1
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