CentOS

CentOS

The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The operating system is built with community-driven efforts and is released free and open-source under the GPLv2. Since March 2004, CentOS has been used to power servers and desktops across the world, and the project is still going strong to this day.

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Ubuntu
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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free and open source Linux distribution developed and released by Canonical. The distribution uses a customized version of GNOME as desktop environment and is based on Debian. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution today, and continues to drive new people to the Linux ecosystem.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

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openSUSE
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openSUSE

The makers' choice for sysadmins, developers and desktop users. openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a free and open-source Linux distribution. openSUSE is openly developed by SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH and the community.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

Suggested by Lassy Lassy
Alpine Linux
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Alpine Linux

A Linux distribution based on musl and BusyBox, designed for security, simplicity, and resource efficiency. Alpine Linux is mostly used in server environments as its hardened kernel and resource efficiency makes it perfect for containerisation. The distribution compiles all user-space binaries as position-independent executables along with stack-smashing protection for stack buffer overflow concerns.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

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Debian
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Debian

Debian is a free and open-source operating system and GNU/Linux distribution that is openly developed by the community-supported Debian Project. The distribution was first released in 1993 and today it is the base of many other Linux-based distribution such as the popular Ubuntu. The project includes over 59000 packages, precompiled software bundled up for easy installation on your machine.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

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Fedora
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Fedora

Fedora is a free and open-source Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project. The project is primarily sponsored by the IBM subsidiary Red Hat while also receiving additional support from other companies. Fedora is used both on desktops and on servers where it power enterprise-level systems and provides the latest datacenter technologies.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

Suggested by Tastypie Tastypie
Arch Linux
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Arch Linux

A highly modular, flexible and lightweight Linux distribution for computers with x86-64 processors. Arch Linux is a free and openly developed by the Arch community and released under the GNU General Public License.

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Oracle Linux
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Oracle Linux

A cloud native environment of software components for the development and management of cloud-native applications developed. The operating system is developed by Oracle, on top of the Linux Kernel and adheres to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Open Container Initiative standards. Oracle Linux makes it easy to manage cloud native applications and perform installations, updates and upgrades on the underlying infrastructure.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

Suggested by Metaphase Metaphase
ArcoLinux
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ArcoLinux

ArcoLinux is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. ArcoLinux is a full-featured distribution that ships with three different desktop options as default, Xfce desktop, Openbox and i3 window manager. The project is openly developed by the community where the most activity take place in three different branches, ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB. Each provides individual preconfigured desktops and tools included during installation. ArcoLinux makes it real simple to get started with the widley popular and modular Linux distribution Arch Linux.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

Suggested by Metaphase Metaphase
Pop!_OS
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Pop!_OS

Pop!_OS is a free and open-source Linux operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Pop!_OS is openly developed and released by the Linux hardware manufacturer System76. With Pop!_OS  you can unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Pop!_OS is designed for fast navigation, easy workspace organization, and fluid, convenient workflow. Your operating system should encourage discovery, not obstruct it.

Most people think this is a good alternative to CentOS.

Suggested by Metaphase Metaphase
Xubuntu
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Xubuntu

A light-weight Linux distribution intended for both new and experienced Linux users. Xubuntu comes with the Xfce desktop environment by default which use fewer system resources than the default Ubuntu GNOME desktop. Xubuntu was officially released on 1 June 2006 and has seen active development since. It is openly maintained by the community and released free of charge under the GNU General Public License.

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OxygenOS
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OxygenOS

OxygenOS is a mobile operating sytem for the OnePlus series of Android phone. It provides a refreshingly simple user interface that allow you to navigate more efficiently with intuitive gestures to access what's important, and enjoy a more personalized user experience. OxygenOS is co-developed with the open source community and released as free and open software.

Suggested by D4rk D4rk
Sailfish OS
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Sailfish OS

Sailfish OS is a European developed mobile operating system that offers exlusive licensing model for local implementations. Sailfish OS provides a deeper level of security including features, such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), fully integrated VPN solutions, enterprise WiFi, data encryption, and better and faster performance. Allowing you to enjoy a privacy focused and secure operating system for your mobile devices.

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Kubuntu
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Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a Linux distribution that provides all you need to have fun and be effective your computer. It's a great free and open-source alternative to Windows or macOS. Kubuntu unites Ubuntu with KDE and the Plasma desktop environment, bringing you a full set of applications. The installation includes productivity, office, email, graphics, photography, and music applications ready to use at startup.

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FreeBSD
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FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution. FreeBSD was first released as in 1993, and is today the most popular free and open-source BSD operating system on the market today. In total, FreeBSD accounts for more than 75% of the market. FreeBSD can be installed easily on most machines and is licensed under the permissive BSD License.

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Manjaro Linux
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Manjaro Linux

A Linux-based distribution suitable for newcomers and experienced computer users alike. With Manjaro Linux the user have full control over your operating system and hardware, without restrictions. Manjaro Linux is developed and distributed free and open-source under a rolling release cycle that allows anyone to take part in the development of the operating system. This makes it ideal for people who want to learn how Linux works and how it is different to other operating systems.

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Q4OS
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Q4OS

A fast and friendly, desktop oriented operating system based on Debian Linux. Q4OS provides a set of dedicated utilities and specific optimizations, combined with a focus on getting a productive system easily. This makes it ideal for people who want to get a working environment tailored to individual needs and preferences. Q4OS is a also a good choice for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware.

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MX Linux
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MX Linux

MX Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution created by the MX community. The operating system is a cooperative venture between antiX and MX Linux communities. MX Linux desktop environment is based on Xfce and provides a fast, low-resource and friendly experience. It includes modular core components for the full functionality expected from a modern desktop environment. A collection of powerful and handy “MX Tools” that cover a range of actions from boot options to repository management. A fast package manager that can install from Popular Applications, MX Test Repo, Debian Backports and Flatpaks.

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ReactOS
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ReactOS

ReactOS is a free and open-source Windows-like operating system for amd64/i686 computers. ReactOS was designed to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers made for Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems including Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Seven. To Some, ReactOS is a potential open-source drop-in replacement for Windows and for its information on undocumented Windows APIs

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